Omega-3 Fatty Acids Protect Against Prostate Cancer

Published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research scientists have determined omega-3 fatty acids found in fish offer protection against advanced prostate cancer. The team studied 466 men with prostate cancer and 478 healthy men. Participants with the highest intake of omega-3’s had 63% less risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer compared to men with limited consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, even men with genetic predisposition to prostate cancer had a decreased risk of disease; via HealthDay News.

Earlier this month, omega-3’s were shown to lower inflammation in men with elevated levels of triglycerides, which improves heart health. Also, omega-3 fatty acids were found to shield the liver against insulin resistance linked to obesity, boost brain power and intelligence in girls, and help reduce the risk of type-1 diabetes. Not too shabby.

Dr. Fuhrman is big on omega-3, associating them with good neurological health. Oh, and if you’re not into fish, don’t worries, micro algae-derived fatty acids are just as good.

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