Metastases: the role of saturated fats

A study has shown that the metastases from several different types of cancers are derived from subpopulations of tumor cells which express the fatty acid receptor CD36 at their cell surface. The activation of this receptor by a saturated fat that is ubiquitous in modern diets (palmitate) stimulates the formation of these metastases, suggesting that an excess of saturated fats in the diet could play an important role in the evolution of cancer. Download the column

Richard Béliveau

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Our eating habits can not only favor the development of several chronic diseases, but they also have an enormous effect on the environment. According to an analysis recently published in the prestigious journal Nature, simple modifications to our diet can lead to extraordinary benefits, not only for the health of the population but also for that of the planet in which we live. Download this column