Researchers have foundthat fish oil can protect women from breast cancer, reducing their risk of developing tumours by up to a third.Fish oils supplementshave always been credited for having health benefits but have only now been linked to reducing the amount of woman being diagnosed with breast cancer. A study underwent with 35,000 women, finding that the women who regularly took the fish oil supplements were 32% less likely to develop breast cancer. Why may this be? Well, according to researchers is could be that the fish oils have a higher amount of omega-3 fatty acids in then most people are getting from the typical diet. None of this can of course be proven from one study but scientists at Harvard are said to be continuing their research into whether fish oil is preventative of diseases. It can be suggested though that at least one portion of oily fish is eaten a week as researchers have found that it has a direct effect on the lifespan of cells.