The AA:EPA ratio: modulating breast cancer risk


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Time: 6:00 pm

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer among women, accounting for 23% of the total cancer cases and 14% of cancer deaths in 2008. As dietary fat is thought to be one of the main risk factors, this webina focuses on the opposing effects of the omega-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid (AA) and the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) on factors related to breast cancer risk, development and prognosis, including their influence on cyclooxygenase activity and prostaglandin production, the impact of inflammation within the tissue microenvironment, impact on aromatase and oestrogen production and impact on genetic aspects of breast cancer such as modulation of BRAC1 and BRAC2 genes.

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Dr Nina Bailey

About Dr Nina Bailey

Nina is a leading expert in marine fatty acids and their role in health and disease. Nina holds a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and received her doctorate from Cambridge University. Nina’s main area of interest is the role of essential fatty acids in inflammatory disorders. She is a published scientist and regularly features in national health publications and has featured as a nutrition expert on several leading and regional radio stations including SKY.FM, various BBC stations and London’s Biggest Conversation. Nina regularly holds training workshops and webinars both with the public and health practitioners.