Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Prostate Cancer

Here is another good reason to add coconut oil to your diet. Unlike fish oil, coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid which the body can handle much better than the long chain fish oil ones.

You can read further about coconut oil in my blog:

Why should I try coconut oil?

Why coconut oil is so darn good for you.

What are the health benefits of coconut oil?

Use coconut oil to treat Alzheimer’s.

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“Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements may increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 70%,” the Daily Mail reports.

The story, covered widely in the media, comes from a large and well designed study that also found that high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were associated with a 44% increase in the risk of slow growing prostate cancer.

Supporters of fish oil supplements have claimed that they can reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and dementia as well as improving cognitive function and mental health. But there is little conclusive evidence to justify these claims.

The findings match previous studies that have found a similar link between high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids and prostate cancer.

It is worth bearing in mind that this study did not assess participants’ diet and use of supplements. Researchers measured blood levels of fatty acids and analysed the association with prostate…

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