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Intake of fish and marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk of breast cancer: meta-analysis of data from 21 independent prospective cohort studies

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3706 (Published 27 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3706

Re: Intake of fish and marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk of breast cancer: meta-analysis of data from 21 independent prospective cohort studies

Breast cancer is a major problem in Libya and the dietary pattern is Mediterranean. One of the factors in breast cancer is diet and the positive influence of n-3 PUFA on breast cancer patients is scientifically proved by the latest scientific paper.

But the other factors - geography, culture, parity, consanguinity, obesity, lack of awareness, lack of medical records, even the artificial ripening of fruits by calcium carbide, the genetic and hormonal pattern do play a very important role in breast cancer development. These factors have enormous influence in the local population and we are in the process of focusing our scientific attention to these factors.

The immense contribution, educational and research value of the BMJ are our guiding factors to go ahead with problems of public health concern. We need to thank you and your expert team for a monumental contribution to the science and humanity of Medicine and medical education.

Competing interests: No competing interests

02 July 2013
dhastagir s sheriff
Professor
FAculty of Medicine, Benghazi University
Benghazi, Libya