Breast Cancer

December 19, 2014

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute published an article stating that Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA), the essential omega-6 that is found in evening primrose, black currant seed, and borage oil, can inhibit the action of the cancer gene Her-2/neu. This gene is responsible for almost 30 percent of all breast cancers.

When cancer cells that over express the Her-2/neu gene are treated with GLA, it not only helps suppress the cancer-causing gene, but also causes up to a 40-fold increase in response to the drug Herceptin (trastuzumab), which is used as part of the breast cancer treatment. GLA also selectively affects cancer cells without damaging normal cells.

Check it out here:
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/97/21/1611.full

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