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STUDY: Omega-3 fish oil supplements may INCREASE risk of prostate cancer — by 70%


  • Supplement was also increased low-grade prostate cancer risk by 44%
  • One theory is that pills may dampen down the immune system
  • Omega-3 fish oils are one of the most popular supplements in the UK

 

Fish-oil supplements credited with a range of health benefits could trigger prostate cancer.

Experts found that omega-3 fatty acids may raise the risk of the most lethal form of the disease by more than 70 per cent.

Researchers warned against omega-3 pills, and recommended eating just one or two meals of oily fish per week.

Fish-oil supplements are said to protect against heart attacks and strokes, stave off arthritis, boost brain power and prevent behaviour disorders in children.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2359466/Taking-omega-3-fish-oil-supplements-increase-risk-aggressive-prostate-cancer-70.html