Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fight Prostate Cancer

A 2013 study led by Alan Krystal published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids increased the risk of prostate cancer by 71 percent. Naturally, this study caused controversy in the supplement industry. A new study led by Kathryn Meier found just the opposite— the omega-3s EPA and DHA prevented prostate cancer cell growth. The study examined the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on cultures of prostate cancer cells grown in the laboratory. We do not know if these results apply to naturally living humans. (Journal of Pharmacology And Experimental Therapeutics, 352: 380-394, 2015)

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