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Fish Oil was posted 01/31/2001 12:22 pm by Claude
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Can be bought at K-Mart cheap....Fish oil that is high in EPA (the fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid) was found to inhibit tumor- induced lipolysis directly. The catabolic fat loss- preventing effect of EPA arose from an inhibition of the elevation of cyclic AMP (adenosine monophosphate, a nucleotide involved in energy metabolism) in fat cells. The increased protein degradation in the skeletal muscle of catabolic animals was also inhibited by EPA; this effect was due to the inhibition of muscle prostaglandin E2 production in response to a tumor-produced proteolytic factor by EPA. Thus, reversal of cachexia by EPA in this mouse model results from its capacity to interfere with tumor-produced catabolic factors. Similar factors have been detected in human cancer cachexia. Catabolic wasting patients should consider taking five capsules a day of the Mega EPA fish oil concentrate.

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