Supplementing with Fish Oil Reduces Sun Burn, Skin Inflammation, and Risk of Skin Cancer!
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Rhodes, E. et al. (2005) Eicosapentaenoic Acid [EPA] and Docosahexaenoic Acid [DHA] Reduce UVB and TNF -alpha-induced IL-8 Secretion in Keratinocytes and UVB-induced IL-8 in Fibroblasts. Journal of Investigative Dermatology Vol 124 (1): 248-255
Rhodes, E. et al. (2003) Effect of eicosapentaenoic Acid [EPA], an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, on UVR-related cancer risk in humans: An assessment of early genotoxic markers (Review). Carcinogenesis Vol 24 (5): 919-925
"Sunburn sensitivity was reduced on EPA. Moreover, UVR-induced skin p53 expression, assessed immunohistochemically at 24 h post-UVR exposure, fell from a mean of 16 (SD 5) positive cells/100 epidermal cells at baseline to 8 (4) after EPA supplementation, P < 0.01."
"In conclusion, we have demonstrated that EPA and DHA [from fish oil] reduce basal and UVB-induced IL-8 secretion by keratinocytes and fibroblasts in vitro, and that these n-3 PUFA are also capable of suppressing TNF-a-induced IL-8 secretion in keratinocytes. Since IL-8 is a powerful chemoattractant with important roles in UVB-induced inflammation and more broadly in skin inflammation, these effects are likely to be important in the protection conveyed by n-3 PUFA."
"Reduction in this range of early markers, i.e. sunburn, UVR-induced p53 in skin and strand breaks in PBL, indicate protection by dietary EPA against acute UVR-induced genotoxicity; longer-term supplementation might reduce skin cancer in humans."
What You Need to Know:
The scientific literature indicates that risk of skin cancer is increased primarily from the damage and inflammation resulting from sun BURN not the tanning of skin resulting from regular sun exposure.
Research shows that supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil not only makes skin healthier and more elastic and attractive looking, it also provides protection against sun burn, skin cell damage and inflammation, and, thus, reduces the risk of skin cancer.
What You Need to Do:
You need to ensure that you and your family are sufficient in omega-3 fatty acids. Not only is sufficiency in omega-3 fatty acids important for brain and heart health, it is essential for skin health and for protection against sun burn, skin damage, and skin cancer. Ask your practitioner about Innate Choice® Fish Oil for you and your family.
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