Omega-3 fatty acids are well known for their anti-inflammatory properties and are known to provide protection against Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular diseases. But will these fatty acids be able to maintain their reputation in their fight against diseases? Read to find out.
It might sound shocking to you, but the truth is that recent studies have suggested a correlation between high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
Now the tough choice to make is whether to continue taking your omega-3 supplements or throw them away. We will help you make a wise decision as soon as we get to the end of this article. For now we need to look into some facts before getting to the final conclusion.
On July 10 a study was published in the online Journal of the National Cancer Institute, claiming that consumption of high levels of omega-3 fatty acids can increase the risk of developing prostate cancer in men.
The study was conducted in Seattle at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, where blood samples of 834 prostate cancer patients were compared to the blood samples of 1,393 healthy men chosen from a group of 35000 participants. The participants were selected from US, Canada and Puerto Rico and all of them were above the age of 50. The blood samples of cancer patients used here were collected at the time of a previous research also known as SELECT, which would be discussed later in this article.