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Omega-3 Fats from Fish & Prostate Cancer Risk

A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that men with the very highest levels of fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids had a 71% higher risk of high-grade prostate cancer.

Dr Theodore Brasky of Ohio State University Medical Centre, who worked on the study said... "These fish oil supplements in which some men (are) getting mega, mega doses…in our opinion that is probably a little bit dangerous." 

The researchers found that fatty acids found in vegetable oils, flaxseeds and other vegetable sources – including alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)- did not pose a prostate cancer risk. The key words to note are mega mega doses – unless you eat a lot of oily fish daily and or take 3000 mg Omega 3 fish oil upwards your risk is very, very low

Omega-3 fats from fish lower the risk of breast cancer
A healthy diet is definitely key to preventing, and sometimes even treating, breast cancer. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal has reaffirmed this with a particular focus on fish-sourced omega-3 fats.

The researchers reviewed and analysed a total of 26 studies which involved over 800,000 participants and over 20,000 cases of breast cancer. In this case the results showed that a high consumption of fish is linked to a 14% reduction in the risk of breast cancer in later life.

Past studies show that the omega-3 fats DHA and EPA accumulate in cell membranes and increase the transfer of nutrients and oxygen to the cell nucleus, thereby helping prevent cancer growth. Anyone wishing to obtain a healthy source of Omega3 should seriously consider Krill Oil as the safe alternate.

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