March 1, 2016

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Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN
New study indicates an increased risk of prostate cancer.
Fish oil supplements have become quite popular since the heart healthy benefits of omega 3 fatty acids were demonstrated through research. However, it has been suggested that there is a possible link between a high intake of omega 3s and an increased risk of prostate cancer, and a new study confirms this possible link. Before increasing omega 3 fatty acids in your diet, consider its potential risks.

The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil pills may increase men’s risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a large study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers tracked 834 men with prostate cancer, of which 156 had high-grade cancer, and 1393 men without cancer. They found a significant increase in prostate cancer risk among men with high concentrations of omega-3s in their blood. These men were 43 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer and 71 percent more likely to develop a high-grade form of the disease, compared with men who had lower levels of omega-3. The authors recommend evaluating these risks before increasing omega-3 supplementation…

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Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN

Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN, CPT promotes nutrition and wellness as an author, media spokesperson, motivational speaker, and corporate consultant. Erin is the author of the newly released “Belly Fat Diet for Dummies” (Wiley 2012) as well as the creator and author of the Healthy 'n Fit Weight Management Program and the Healthy Resolutions Weight Management Program. She also serves as the featured expert in the #1 best selling diabetes Ipad App “Diabetes: What Now” by Everydayhealth and is the featured nutrition expert on the weekly syndicated health show KnowMoreTV.