The group that ate the foods rich in fatty acids stopped the growth of cancer cells by 50 percent, and did not spread to other parts of the body, compared to the other group.
The researchers predicted that this effect is due to the support of the acids, "Omega-3" of the immune system, in addition to its ability to combat inflammation in the body, according to the site, "Middle East."
The researchers said their study focused on the possible therapeutic role of omega-3 fatty acids in controlling the growth of malignant tumors.
The results of the study are consistent with other studies that have shown that eating fish-based diets during pregnancy and childbirth is a significant contributor to the development and spread of breast cancer.
Omega-3 fatty acids are derived from vegetable sources such as flax seeds and oils such as soybean oil and canola, or fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines, and are available through pharmaceutical supplements.