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Fish oil may help chemo patients retain muscle, weight

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Fish oil supplements may help combat weight and muscle loss often associated with chemotherapy.

Researchers in Canada gave a group of chemo patients two grams of fish oil a day, and compared them with a control group.

After about two and a half months of chemotherapy, the control group had lost weight, while the fish oil group stayed at the same weight.

And nearly 70 percent of the patients in the fish oil group gained or maintained their muscle mass.

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