Skip to comments.Fish oil, Omega-3 causes huge increase in risk of prostate cancer
Posted on 07/16/2013 6:41:52 PM PDT by chessplayer
(AFP) US scientists said Wednesday they have confirmed a surprising 2011 study that found a higher risk of prostate cancer among men who consume omega-3 fatty acids, raising new questions about the safety of supplements.
The research in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported a 71 percent higher risk for dangerous high-grade prostate cancer among men who ate fatty fish or took fish-oil supplements, which are often touted for their anti-inflammatory properties.
A large European study also found the same omega-3 and prostate cancer link.
(Excerpt) Read more at insidecostarica.com ...
but no salt...no sugar..especially that evil HFCS....
This study brought to you by those who gave us global cooling, global warming, climate change, eggs are unhealthy, a fetus isn’t a baby, a fetus can’t feel pain, and shrimp on treadmills!
Nonsense. I’m inclined to at least be skeptical of this new finding, but certainly not with the tendentious crap you just linked to!!
Sorry - but this is just total B.S. Who FUNDED the research ? Omega 3 fatty acids from fish oils cannot be patented ... no big money for Big Pharma...
Follow the money lost to natural remedies by Big Pharma ...
If this study is correct, my instincts were correct. My own observation tells me vigorous exercise works lot better than supplements for heart health. My BP is lower, my blood sugar is lower, my arrhythmia has disappeared, my hip joint pain has disappeared, my knee pain has disappeared, my lower back pain is much improved, my weight is down to normal, without taking any omega-3 supplements or any other supplements. All I do is walk at least 3 times a week 18 holes on different golf courses. Only time I use a riding cart is when the course is very hilly, and temperature is above 77 degrees Farenheit.
So, you are inclined NOT to be skeptical of the information provided at the link?
Everyone should know what the federal government’s diet recommendations are, and should do the opposite.
WAit a minute, that stuff was the greatest invention since sliced bread, right?
“its incredible the knots they have us tied in...don’t eat cereal....EAT cereal instead of eggs....eat eggs...eat lots of meat and no carbs...EAT whole grains....Fish oil...Fish oil...fish oil...”
Eat whatever the hell you want because in the end we’re all going to die anyway.
You would also have to compare how an increased risk of prostate cancer compares to a decreased risk of heart disease - if any. It kills about 1 in 36, although most men over 80 will have cancer cells in their prostate. So if it helps with heart disease, it may still be well worth it.
I did find this interesting:
“Race. Prostate cancer occurs about 60% more often in African American men than in white American men and when diagnosed is more likely to be advanced. However, Japanese and African males living in their native countries have a low incidence of prostate cancer. Rates for these groups increase sharply when they immigrate to the U.S.”
That would seem to indicate something other than eating fish is to blame.
I found the tone and the demeanor of the linked article to be tendentious and untrustworthy. Particularly the idiocy about ICUs.
Being alive increases the risk of death. Still a 100% chance.
I doubled down on Omega 3-6-9 combo capsules upon reading this study.
>> Not so fast
That was fast! Great debunking job.
Although I’m kinda sad to see the source “Insidecostarica” brought low... I mean, that’s where I go for *all* of my in-depth science information.
As a side anecdote... been eating fish for YEARS. I heart fish! Especially sushi. And especially high-omega3-fatty-fish like mackeral and salmon. My LDL cholesterol is low, my HDL is high, and yet my prostate remains the size of a grapefruit, just like it was when I was 20. :-)
this is bs, has been refuted....
Did you look at ANY of the links....????