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Omega-3 fatty acids for breast cancer prevention and survivorship

Overview of attention for article published in Breast Cancer Research, May 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#33 of 1,581)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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2 news outlets
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1 blog
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60 tweeters
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6 Facebook pages
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Title
Omega-3 fatty acids for breast cancer prevention and survivorship
Published in
Breast Cancer Research, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13058-015-0571-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Carol J Fabian, Bruce F Kimler, Stephen D Hursting

Abstract

Women with evidence of high intake ratios of the marine omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) relative to the omega-6 arachidonic acid have been found to have a reduced risk of breast cancer compared with those with low ratios in some but not all case-control and cohort studies. If increasing EPA and DHA relative to arachidonic acid is effective in reducing breast cancer risk, likely mechanisms include reduction in proinflammatory lipid derivatives, inhibition of nuclear factor-κB-induced cytokine production, and decreased growth factor receptor signaling as a result of alteration in membrane lipid rafts. Primary prevention trials with either risk biomarkers or cancer incidence as endpoints are underway but final results of these trials are currently unavailable. EPA and DHA supplementation is also being explored in an effort to help prevent or alleviate common problems after a breast cancer diagnosis, including cardiac and cognitive dysfunction and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. The insulin-sensitizing and anabolic properties of EPA and DHA also suggest supplementation studies to determine whether these omega-3 fatty acids might reduce chemotherapy-associated loss of muscle mass and weight gain. We will briefly review relevant omega-3 fatty acid metabolism, and early investigations in breast cancer prevention and survivorship.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 270 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 54 20%
Student > Master 48 17%
Researcher 36 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 11%
Other 21 8%
Other 66 24%
Unknown 20 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 83 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 59 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 14 5%
Other 37 13%
Unknown 28 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 71. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 October 2018.
All research outputs
#265,460
of 14,354,109 outputs
Outputs from Breast Cancer Research
#33
of 1,581 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,349
of 229,656 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Breast Cancer Research
#1
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