Lethal Enzyme 5-LOX and Cancer

December 25, 2011, Featured in Cancer and Natural Medicines, 0 Comments

Chronic inflammation has been found to mediate a wide variety of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, pulmonary diseases, and autoimmune diseases. The arachidonic acid pathway constitutes one of the main mechanisms for the production of inflammation, as well as controlling homeostatic function. Arachidonic acid (AA) is an unsaturated fatty acid that the body uses to synthesize regulatory molecules such as prostaglandins (hormone like chemical messenger) and thromboxanes (involved in platelet aggregation and blood clotting). Arachidonic acid (AA) is a form Omega 6 fatty acid. Arachidonic acid (AA), gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid (LA) are three forms of Omega 6 fatty acids. Linoleic acid is converted to gamma-linolenic acid in the body and then further broken down to AA. Omega 6 fatty acid in the …