Study: Omega 3 Fatty Acids Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

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    Apr 30, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/008050.html

    SEATTLE – The largest study ever to examine the association of dietary fats and prostate cancer risk has found what's good for the heart may not be good for the prostate.

    Analyzing data from a nationwide study involving more than 3,400 men, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that men with the highest blood percentages of docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, an inflammation-lowering omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in fatty fish, have two-and-a-half-times the risk of developing aggressive, high-grade prostate cancer compared to men with the lowest DHA levels.

    Conversely, the study also found that men with the highest blood ratios of trans-fatty acids – which are linked to inflammation and heart disease and abundant in processed foods that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils – had a 50 percent reduction in the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. In addition, neither of these fats was associated with the risk of low-grade prostate cancer risk. The researchers also found that omega-6 fatty acids, which are found in most vegetable oils and are linked to inflammation and heart disease, were not associated with prostate cancer risk. They also found that none of the fats were associated with the risk of low-grade prostate cancer.
  • AFGGuy

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    May 01, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    I would read the critique of this research.

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fish-oil-prostate-cancer/

    Read both articles...and I've come to the conclusion that if you ingest it, someone - somewhere will say it causes cancer.
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    May 01, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    AFGGuy said...and I've come to the conclusion that if you ingest it, someone - somewhere will say it causes cancer.
    ^this
  • commoncoll

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    May 01, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    A single study does not change the concenus of multiple studies. Chronic Inflammation is one of the single biggest risk factors of developing cancer.

    Trans fat has been linked with a host of other disease that may lead to cancer.
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fish-oil-prostate-cancer/
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    Mar 19, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    If alive long enough everyone will eventually die of some type of cancer. Moreover, at any point in time there are at least seven different cancerous growths in our bodies--most of the time these growths do not become dangerous and are remedied through apoptotic means.

    I don't fret too much over these studies. I'm interested in more in the research for better effective treatments for cancer.