Omega 3 & Prostate Cancer

The Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia (CHC) says a study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute linking Omega-3 intake with prostate cancer is inconclusive and contradictory of a large pool of pre-existing, robust evidence that demonstrates the positive health benefits of fish oil.

However, NHS Choices commented on the same study as follows: “The findings match previous studies that have found a similar link between high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids and prostate cancer” and “Despite claims that fish oil supplements can help prevent numerous conditions including cancer, dementia, arthritis and heart problems, there is little hard evidence for them. Although they are “natural” products (albeit in a processed form), this does not mean they are safe or suitable for everyone”. 

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About Dr Ken Harvey

Public Health Physician, Medical activitist
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