Eating fish at least three times a week may reduce the risk of a common digestive tract cancer. Scientists at Vanderbilt compared cases of people who had colonoscopies. The individuals in the study answered food-frequency questionnaires. Women who ate more fish were about one-third less likely to have polyps discovered during colonoscopy. The investigators don’t know why men did not get similar protection.

[American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, online Jan, 25, 2012]

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  1. WHS3

    Which fish are better to eat? Wild caught vs farm raised?
    Does daily consumption of fish oil supplements also lower risk of polyps / digestive tract cancer? To the same extent as eating fish?
    Also, I have been told that freezing fish will eliminate or greatly reduce its anti oxidant / cancer reducing benefits… is this true?
    Many thanks, Wade S.

  2. Peppy

    Any kind of fish or just the fatty fishes such as salmon and sardines? I’m sure they’re not talking about fried fish!

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