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Omega-3 fatty acids may raise risk of prostate cancer
Omega-3 fatty acids may raise risk of prostate cancer (July 11, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Seattle - A new report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute confirms the association between omega-3 fatty acids and raised risk of prostate cancer. Researchers compared nearly 900 men diagnosed with primary prostate cancers to a control group of 1,400 men. All of the men had been taking part in a long term study examining whether selenium and/or vitamin E could reduce risk of prostate cancer. Results showed that men with the highest concentrations of EPA, DHA, and DPA--the three anti-inflammatory fatty acids found in fatty fish and fish-oil supplements--were at 71% increased risk of high grade prostate cancer. These men were also at 44% increased risk of low-grade prostate cancer, and 43% increased risk of all prostate cancers