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Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Krill Oil & Fish Oil

Updated: November 21st, 2017

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about the use of krill oil & fish oil.

Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers, where available. Most of the papers are found on the National Institute of Health’s online library, PubMed.

Fish oil and treatment of cancer cachexia. Giacosa A and Rondanelli M. Genes Nutr. 2008 Apr;3(1):25-8.

Eicosapentaenoic acid in treatment-resistant depression associated with symptom remission, structural brain changes and reduced neuronal phospholipid turnover. Puri BK, et al. Int J Clin Pract. 2001 Oct;55(8):560-3.

Omega-3 fatty acids and major depression: A primer for the mental health professional, Logan A. C. Lipids in Health and Disease. 2004, 3:25

The importance of the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 essential fatty acids. Simopoulos AP. Biomed Pharmacother. 2002 Oct;56(8):365-79.

Dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids plus vitamin E restore immunodeficiency and prolong survival for severely ill patients with generalized malignancy: a randomized control trial. Gogos CA, et al. Cancer. 1998 Jan 15;82(2):395-402.

Omega-3 fatty acids in major depressive disorder. A preliminary double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Su KP, et al. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2003 Aug;13(4):267-71. Erratum in: EurNeuropsychopharmacol. 2004 Mar;14(2):173.

Eicosapentaenoic acid in treatment-resistant depression associated with symptom remission, structural brain changes and reduced neuronal phospholipid turnover. Puri BK, et al. Int J Clin Pract. 2001 Oct;55(8):560-3.

Depression and cancer: mechanisms and disease progression. Spiegel D and Giese-Davis J. Biol Psychiatry. 2003 Aug 1;54(3):269-82. Review.

Depression as a predictor of disease progression and mortality in cancer patients: a meta-analysis. Satin JR, Linden W, Phillips MJ. Cancer. 2009 Nov 15;115(22):5349-61.

Psychological depression and 17-year risk of death from cancer. Shekelle RB, et al. Psychosom Med. 1981 Apr;43(2):117-25.

Psychological distress and cancer mortality. Hamer M, Chida Y, Molloy GJ. J Psychosom Res. 2009 Mar;66(3):255-8.

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