IFT logoExcessive quantities of omega-6 fatty acids are considered to heighten the risk of developing certain diseases and depression. Researchers have supposedly reported that decreasing omega-6 fatty acids and reducing calories can avoid 1 out of 3 cancer deaths in humans as well as dogs. Ingredients like corn oil, vegetable oil and grain-fed red meat contain such fatty acids.

Inclusion of omega-6 should be possibly reduced because its presence in excess can lead to inflammation, a suitable environment for cancer in both dogs and humans. Obesity in dogs and humans is suggested to restrict the production of the hormone adiponectin. This hormone is believed to curb cancer cell growth. Demian Dressler, DVM, a veterinarian specializing in canine cancer has ascertained that while cutting calories those especially from sugar must be avoided. This is because sugar seemingly elevates the threat to obesity and feeds cancer cells further promoting their growth.

Since cancers identified in dogs are supposedly similar to those in humans, cancer medications too are the same. Dogs live for probably twelve to fifteen years, which enables researchers to evaluate effects of the drugs as soon as possible and apply the them on people. The precise blend of fiber for dog food is suggested to be approximately 75 to 80 percent insoluble and 20 to 25 percent soluble.

The research was presented at the 2010 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo.