Omega 3 Fatty Acids Boost Prostate Ca...

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Boost Prostate Cancer Risk

There are 4 comments on the FuturePundit story from Jul 10, 2013, titled Omega 3 Fatty Acids Boost Prostate Cancer Risk. In it, FuturePundit reports that:

A second large, prospective study by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has confirmed the link between high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer.

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Pottstown, PA

#1 Jul 11, 2013
Too many questions with this study and too many people taking supplements including Omega 3s and fish oil with no problems and actually seem healthIER.

-Was the study performed on inactive or active men?-fat soluble vitamins can build up in the system and/or only burned when fat is burned.

-Was the study based on 3 doses a day which seems to be the recommended dose or one a day?

-We're these given in liquid or gelatin pill form? Ever see how hard the gelatin coating gets on a liquid pill.

-What other supplements were the study participants taking? Again too many fat solubles can have immediate toxic effects let alone long term affects. And again too much gelatin?

I've heard also that vitamins with anti oxidant properties can prevent the cell from breaking down in some cases including cancer cells. They even tell people on chemo not to take anti oxidant vitamins and even stay away from stuff like blueberries because it makes a cancer cell tougher to destroy.

I would need to see a breakdown of the study and an actual theory as to why omega 3s might increase cancer risk before I would stop taking them.

Just remember everything in moderation and sometimes you might more OR less. It's not a one size fits all dose.


Mississauga, Canada

#2 Jul 12, 2013
Not the first time this cancer link has been found...but always flaws in the studies...
MarriedtoProstat eCancer

Aliso Viejo, CA

#3 Jul 13, 2013
Read this article about Omega-3 and the study. Here is the link:

Since: Nov 12

Torrance, CA

#4 Jul 18, 2013
As bigpharmaplant alluded to, thereís something fishy (excuse the pun) about this study. I would relish an opportunity to study it in detail before taking their hypotheses on as absolute fact. After all, the anti-inflammatory benefits of omega-3 fats have been established through numerous studies as well, and itís actually recommended for people with weak prostates, would be comedy of errors if omega-3 actually turned out to have such a negative impact on the prostate gland instead, and I for one donít buy it. Also, from another article I read that actually interviewed one of the researchers, there was mention that this study proves nutritional supplements are not good for you, whereas from the conclusions of the study it appears that oily fish are not good for your prostate. Feels like thereís an anti-supplement agenda here, which is far-fetched but keeping the factors mentioned in mind, itís the only one that makes sense. In fact, while researching prostate supplements after reading about this study to see how many contained omega-3 fats, I came across a Super Beta Prostate review, where the user of this supplement was gushing about its usefulness, but also mentioned in passing that she started eating mackerel and salmon on a regular basis as she had heard it helps improve prostate health and her prostate health did actually improve, which makes sense because a whole bunch of studies have proven this over a period of time, so I donít know what these researchers are on about, but I would advise anyone to take what theyíre saying with a pinch of salt until more details of this study emerge, and itís peer-reviewed to a sufficient degree.

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