Fish Oil Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk

NLM Director’s Comments Transcript
Fish Oil Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk: 09/03/2013

Men with comparatively higher levels of fish oil (or omega-3 fatty acids) in their blood have a 44 percent overall higher risk to develop prostate cancer, finds a study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

The findings (derived from a large randomized controlled trial called SELECT that assesses the impact of several supplements and vitamins on prostate cancer risk) found men with high levels of fish oil in their blood comparatively have a 71 percent increased risk to develop a more aggressive form of prostate cancer — and a 43 percent higher comparative risk to develop slow growing prostate cancer.

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August 21, 2014


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