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Fish Oil May Raise Risk for Prostate Cancer

Fish Oil May Raise Risk for Prostate Cancer
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The omega-3 fatty acid DHA in fish oil is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Epidemiologists suggest men should be cautious about loading up on DHA, though. They found men getting high levels of DHA had more than double the risk of an aggressive prostate tumor. There was no impact on the more common low-grade prostate cancer. Eating fish, on the other hand, should pose no risks.

[American Journal of Epidemiology, online April 24, 2011]

11/26/18 redirected to: https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2018/11/26/can-fish-oil-really-help-your-heart/

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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