Carth: Is there a higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer among Japanese who naturally eat a diet higher in EPA/DHA?
Hollie Maea: Put some chia seeds on your cereal in the morning and forget about fish oil pills.
dsmith42: Link to full study for anyone interested:http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/173/12/1429
The Crepes of Wrath: It's almost as if you should be eating healthy foods instead of taking pills containing concentrated nutrients and supplements.Nah, that's too crazy. Just keep popping pills.
SewerSquirrels: Hollie Maea: Put some chia seeds on your cereal in the morning and forget about fish oil pills.What I got from the article was that it is the Omega 3 fatty acid that was linked to cancer, not where it came from. In that case chia or flax seed would be just as bad although they were pointing to the higher dosage in supplements.All things in moderation...except lead paint chips, those things are delicious.
LowbrowDeluxe: Yes, I'm sure your homeopathic dilution of 5 parts per million is far better, especially in conjunction with chakra crystals and magnets.
The Crepes of Wrath: Congrats on your lack of reading comprehension. What I suggested is what virtually every nutritionist would suggest: eat a healthy, balanced diet and you don't need supplements. And that taking a handful of supplements daily won't protect you from the effects of eating the average western sh*tty diet, and may in fact do more harm than good, as this study (and others like it) shows.
SewerSquirrels: What I got from the article was that it is the Omega 3 fatty acid that was linked to cancer, not where it came from. In that case chia or flax seed would be just as bad although they were pointing to the higher dosage in supplements.
darklingscribe: TheAnvil: http://examine.com/blog/fish-oil-and-your-prostate/Thanks for posting that. I think it even deserves a repost in this thread to emphasize the fact that they are not sure if this is a case of cause and effect or just coincidence.Here is the conclusion to the blog's counterpoint"Stating "fish oil causes cancer" due to this study would be a mistake, as it is a case-cohort study (conducted at one time point only), and a temporal relationship is not made. While unlikely, with the data available, it could also be possible to state "prostate cancer causes a higher n3 concentration in the blood."The temporal aspect is important, since fish oil supplementation can drastically change serum levels of omega-3s in the blood. It is quite common for people diagnosed with prostate cancer to supplement with fish oil, as it is commonly touted to be cancer-protective (which would mean that prostate cancer precedes fish oil supplementation). A previous study using persons from SELECT using a design that could assess this temporal relationship found no relation (either protective or harmful) with prostate cancer incidence.Furthermore, this study did not measure mortality. When looking at mortality, fish oil seems to be associated with reduced mortality. In simpler words, it was found to not help prevent prostate cancer, but reduced your chances of dying from it.
theorellior: Yeah, well, I have a history of heart disease in my family, and no history of prostate cancer, so I'm gonna continue eating a healthy diet and popping fish pills, thank you very much.
Mister Buttons: Solution: Fap more. Empty the tank and there won't be anything in there brewing up cancerous cells. Ta-da!
Huggermugger: /tired of burping fish, and thinking 'where's that from, I didn't have fish for dinner today'.
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: You might look into a form of Omega 3 with DHA/EPA from algae. The harvesting of the fish for fish oil has had an enormous impact on the animals that eat them, like penguins, and fish don't actually make Omega 3, they get it from eating the algae anyway.
Huggermugger: I don't have a prostate./tired of burping fish, and thinking 'where's that from, I didn't have fish for dinner today'.
meanmutton: dsmith42: Link to full study for anyone interested:http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/173/12/1429You think that a scientific study is going to convince people who use snake oil herbal supplements?
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