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Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN Omega 3s and prostate cancer
It had to happen sometime- a nutrient that seems to be almost a miracle at decreasing everything from heart disease risk, to inflammation, and even belly fat may have a down side. A new study finds that omega 3 fatty acids may increase prostate cancer risk. Talk to your dietitian or physician to weigh the risk vs benefits based on your personal medical history to see if supplementation is still right for you.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have many health benefits. But they may have risks as well, including an increased risk for prostate cancer.
In a nine-year prospective study, scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle took annual blood samples from 834 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1,393 men who were cancer free. The study, published online in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, controlled for more than a dozen cancer risk…
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