If you are male and consume Omega 3 Fish Oils, beware: Omega 3 Fish Oils Linked To Increased Prostate Cancer Risk
Eating a lot of oily fish or consuming omega supplements may not be good for a man’s health. New research reveals that males with high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids are at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer.
The finding comes from a large prospective study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
A 71 percent increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer and a 43 percent increase for all prostate cancers were associated with high concentrations of EPA, DHA, and DPA.
These results are consistent with a 2011 study carried out by the same research team which found that high concentrations of DHA more than doubled the risk of high-grade prostate cancer.
The researchers were shocked to find that higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids, usually promoted as good for the heart, were associated with a higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer.
The consistency of these findings could mean that “these fatty acids are involved in prostate tumorigenesis and recommendations to increase long-chain omega-3 fatty acid intake, in particular through supplementation, should consider its potential risks.”