"We eat too much fat and that increases the risk of cancer"

Salvador Aznar Benitah leads the Stem cells and cancer lab at IRB Barcelona
Salvador Aznar Benitah leads the Stem cells and cancer lab at IRB Barcelona

The agency SINC has interviewed Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, about his work at the centre, but mainly on the research he does on metastasis and its relationship with fatty acids: "In our research with stem cells, we found that some populations ate fat and had a huge apetite for palmitic acid (the main component of palm oil). When we prevented the cells from consuming fatty acids, we almost completely stopped the metastases, " said Aznar Benitah.

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