Fatty acids and prostate cancer: current status and future challenges

S S Pandian, O E Eremin, S McClinton, K W J Wahle, S D Heys

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Abstract

In this article the basic biology and function of fatty acids (FAs) will be reviewed. The literature relating to FAs and prostate cancer will be evaluated and possible mechanisms for the mode of action of FAs in the carcinogenesis and progression of prostate cancer will be discussed. In addition, the potential role for specific FAs in the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer will be assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-361
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Volume44
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • prostate cancer
  • fatty acids
  • epidemiologic studies
  • in vitro studies
  • animal studies
  • human studies
  • eicosanoids
  • cell growth
  • apoptosis
  • free radicals
  • GAMMA-LINOLENIC ACID
  • ATHYMIC NUDE-MICE
  • DIETARY-FAT
  • IN-VITRO
  • MAMMARY TUMORIGENESIS
  • EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID
  • LIPID-PEROXIDATION
  • CARCINOMA GROWTH
  • UNITED-STATES
  • MENHADEN OIL

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Pandian, S. S., Eremin, O. E., McClinton, S., Wahle, K. W. J., & Heys, S. D. (1999). Fatty acids and prostate cancer: current status and future challenges. Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 44, 352-361.