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Fish oil, Omega-3 causes huge increase in risk of prostate cancer
Insidecostarica ^

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cancer; fishoil; health; males; omega3; prostate; supplements
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So much for the once touted health benefits of seafood and Omega-3. It's not just supplements, but eating fish itself. Looks like eating fish as often as only once a week is unhealthy. The low rate of cancer in Asian peoples was always credited to their high intake of Omega-3/seafood. Maybe it's something else in their diet thats been overlooked, and it's not the seafood. Something else thats counteracting the Omega-3.
1 posted on 07/16/2013 6:41:52 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Not so fast:

http://www.wellnessresources.com/health/articles/fish_oil_prostate_cancer/


2 posted on 07/16/2013 6:46:13 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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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...

but no salt...no sugar..especially that evil HFCS....

3 posted on 07/16/2013 6:47:45 PM PDT by cherry
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To: chessplayer

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!


4 posted on 07/16/2013 6:48:22 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Abigail Adams

Nonsense. I’m inclined to at least be skeptical of this new finding, but certainly not with the tendentious crap you just linked to!!


5 posted on 07/16/2013 6:48:50 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: chessplayer

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 ...


6 posted on 07/16/2013 6:50:07 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: chessplayer
Who are you gonna believe?

Fish Oil Increases Risk for Prostate Cancer, New Study?

7 posted on 07/16/2013 6:50:11 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: chessplayer

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.


8 posted on 07/16/2013 6:50:12 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: Mamzelle

So, you are inclined NOT to be skeptical of the information provided at the link?


9 posted on 07/16/2013 6:53:56 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: chessplayer

Everyone should know what the federal government’s diet recommendations are, and should do the opposite.


10 posted on 07/16/2013 6:55:34 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: chessplayer

WAit a minute, that stuff was the greatest invention since sliced bread, right?


11 posted on 07/16/2013 6:55:39 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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“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.


12 posted on 07/16/2013 6:55:54 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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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.”

http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/guide/prostate-cancer-risk-factors

That would seem to indicate something other than eating fish is to blame.


13 posted on 07/16/2013 6:59:12 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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I'm inclined to be skeptical of the notion that supplements cause prostate cancer. This should be verifiable by examining cultures that eat a lot of oily fish.

I found the tone and the demeanor of the linked article to be tendentious and untrustworthy. Particularly the idiocy about ICUs.

14 posted on 07/16/2013 6:59:24 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: chessplayer

Being alive increases the risk of death. Still a 100% chance.


15 posted on 07/16/2013 6:59:31 PM PDT by cll (Serviam!)
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To: chessplayer

I doubled down on Omega 3-6-9 combo capsules upon reading this study.


16 posted on 07/16/2013 7:00:27 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: goodwithagun

Bingo!


17 posted on 07/16/2013 7:01:11 PM PDT by hope_dies_last
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>> 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. :-)


18 posted on 07/16/2013 7:02:53 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: chessplayer

this is bs, has been refuted....


19 posted on 07/16/2013 7:02:55 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Mamzelle

Did you look at ANY of the links....????


20 posted on 07/16/2013 7:03:21 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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