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Omega-3s & Prostate Cancer

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: A recent study suggested a link between omega-3s and prostate cancer. Could you be at risk? Should you stop taking fish oil?
Air Date: 9/18/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Omega-3s & Prostate Cancer
Headlines have the power to encourage or change the way you think, whether those headlines are in relation to sports, financial concerns, the economy, or health.

After members of the media came out with stories on omega-3 fatty acids, those headlines encouraged the public to stop taking fish oil because of a study that found a link to prostate cancer.

The study was published on July 10 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and linked omega-3 fatty acids to prostate cancer. However, within the study it was stated that researchers were unclear whether the offending omega-3 fatty acids came from food or supplements.

Other studies previously published suggested that men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer may increase their intake of omega-3 fatty acids. This could indicate that the high levels could be from the men who are being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

So, with all media frenzy going on, who are you to believe? Scientists and doctors? Or media moguls?

Dr. Holly will explain in detail what this particular study indicated, and why taking omega-3 fatty acids outweighs the risks.