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.
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“The study in question proves nothing. It is looking at a data set of men that were in a vitamin E and selenium study. It is relying on measurements of fatty acids between those with prostate cancer and those without that it is essentially meaningless. For example, the study uses plasma amounts of fatty acids, which fluctuate readily with the last meal consumed. A good study would use the red blood cell level of fatty acids that are an accurate indicator of actual omega 3 consumption in the past 4-6 weeks. There is no knowledge of the dietary intake or the supplement intake of omega 3 for any participant (yet the researchers try to blame supplements).
The difference in the plasma fatty acid levels in the prostate cancer group versus the non-prostate cancer group was .2 percent, virtually nothing. Extrapolating data from such a meaningless starting point is irrelevant. As is ignoring an overwhelming body of science on the health benefits of essential fatty acids.
The actual headline of this study should be that smoking reduces the risk for prostate cancer. The clearest association found in their data was that the more a man smoked the less risk for prostate cancer he had. Wow. Does anyone believe that?”
I have been eating loads of ocean fish since my youth. I’ve been taking fish oil and Omega 3 - 6 for close to 40 years.
My prostate (according to a Doctor to examines them for a living) is perfect.
.....and I’m a year older than Joe Theismann.
And allow me to add that now there is conflicting info, honestly discovered or not, many new government grants (our taxes) can be applied for.
You’re not supposed to gorge on the stuff. When it’s added to something like Healthy Choice butter substitute or similar it is a benefit.
I guess it makes your Prostate want to swim upstream.
If the thunder don’t get you, then the lightning will.
One person’s “tendentiousness” is another person’s path to health. :-)
Inuits from the early 1900’s have had the highest fish oil consumption among humans. They have also had almost zero prostate cancer. When they immigrate to industrial societies/diets their prostate cancer approaches
that of other industrialized diets. You can click on the links that follow.
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The assessment of increased prostate cancer risk is statistically unsound. The antioxidant effects of omega 3 and the “vascular biology” cocktail of supplements/meds to reduce inflammation of arterial walls of the heart vessels—outweigh the so called “risk” . Cold water fish eating populations, with a genetic exception of Finland, by and large have very low heart disease rate. Finland has vodka to offset the effect, and they smoke like chimneys.
It’s absurd to think that Big Pharma would waste time and money publishing lies about supplements. That supplements might be linked to increased prostate cancer might be explained through other means. But what that has to do with antibiotic resistant infections is stupid and irrelevant, and as far as I’m concerned , and leads me to refuse to take it seriously.
>> This should be verifiable by examining cultures that eat a lot of oily fish.
“Japanese and mainland Chinese men have the lowest rates of prostate cancer. “
So far...so good.
I’m skeptical of supplements because conventional USA heath care wisdom says if they were really good for you, they should be costing 100x as much and boosting the profits of big Pharma and padding the FDA coffers who work for big Pharma.
Realistically we’ve become a country where almost everything we see or read in the news is a potential fix, a ruse, propaganda, and a scam, and so little is objective and honest. I watched this movie at the recommendation of an internist who is as cynical as I am. I don’t trust the FDA or MSM or drug companies. http://burzynskimovie.com/
Knock yourself out. But hyper emotionalism is a pothole in that path...
Eat whatever the hell you want because in the end were all going to die anyway.
So you don’t care if you shorten your possible lifespan by say, 20-30 years by eating crap simply because everyone eventually dies anyway? Wow.
Doctors brought us global warming?
exercise and eat decent , none of this “Well I can eat fry ups all the time because I have a tablet for it”
walk 3 times a week??? how about all day every day
I do not have a dog in the prostate cancer fight, ahem. But I do find if I take a couple Omega-3s a day (I use plant-based not fish) it does help with mental clarity and focus. And it keeps my coat glossy. Maybe it’s just me.