Nordic-Naturals-Ultimate-Omega-D3Scientists from the University of Manchester have discovered that omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) in fish oil boost the immune system, improving the body’s ability to fight skin cancer and infection.

The research team, from the university’s photobiology unit, claim the oils reduced the sun’s impact on the immune system by half.

Around 100,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer were diagnosed in the UK in 2010, according to the most recent figures available.