Information: Highly Purified and Concentrated Fish Oil.
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By now you have probably heard the media hype linking fish oil to an increased risk of prostate cancer. As fish oil is a supplement we recommend at our practice, I wanted to take the time to assure you that there is no cause for alarm.
If you missed it, a report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute last month showed a potential link between omega-3 fatty acids and the risk of developing prostate cancer.
However, before you throw away the fish oil, it is important to examine the facts behind the apparent association.
The problems I have with the trial are as follows:
For more information on why the media hype shouldn’t be taken at face value, you can read an analysis University of Newcastle nutritionist Peter Howe here.
Fish oil has been repeatedly proven to promote cardiovascular health and improve cognitive function, as well as counteracting inflammatory conditions. At this stage, without a proven direct relationship between fish oil and prostate cancer, I believe it would be unwise to forego the established benefits of fish oil.
I hope this has put your mind at ease and that you continue to reap the benefits of fish oil. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment section below.
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