Sunday, July 1, 2012

Omega-3 fatty acids - do they increase or decrease prostate cancer risk?

Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

A recent study produced confusing results. It found that a higher blood concentration of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer, and a higher concentration of trans-fats was associated with decreased risk.1 These men were not supplementing with liquid fish oil, so it can be assumed that the blood levels represented fish intake. So should men still take omega-3 supplements? We know that DHA is good for the heart and the brain, but is it really bad for the prostate? What about trans-fats – how could more of this unhealthy fat possibly be beneficial for the prostate?

When we look more closely, we can see that this one study should not dictate major changes in our view of a cancer-preventive lifestyle. Read the entire article on Read more…

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