Fish oil may hold key to leukaemia cure

Source: Daily Mail

A compound produced from fish oil that appears to target leukemia stem cells could lead to a cure for the disease, according to Penn State researchers.

The statement follows research where mice with leukemia-causing cells who were treated with the fish oil component were completely cured of the disease – with no relapse.

The compound – named delta-12-protaglandin J3, or D12-PGJ3 – targeted and killed the stem cells of chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML.

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