Fish / Omega-3 Supplements
Is there any new/recent study result data for fish/krill/omega-3 supplements and prostate cancer? This is the best I can find related to Dr. Brasky's study and the counter-argument: cancerdefeated.com/does-fis...
Manson et al. did a separate analysis of omega-3 fatty acids. After 5.3 years of follow-up, there was:
• No difference in incidence any kind of cancer (including prostate, breast and colorectal cancers) between omega-3 and Placebo.
• No difference in deaths from any kind of cancer.
• There was no synergism with Vitamin D.
• Those with low fish consumption (<1.5 servings per week) may gain some cardiovascular benefit from omega-3 supplementation.
• No difference in cardiovascular disease overall, stroke or death or of interventions like PCI or coronary bypass.
• There was significant improvement in the rate of myocardial infarctions and total coronary heart disease among those taking omega-3s.
• African-Americans, especially those with multiple CV risk factors, taking omega-3s had lower incidence of myocardial infarctions.
• Myocardial infarctions (MI) were also better for those taking omega-3s among younger people (<67), men, smokers, diabetics, people with hypertension, people taking cholesterol medications, no parental history of MI, 3 or more risk factors, baseline aspirin use, and baseline statin use.
George, I think Patrick is our resident expert on dietary fats and PCa. As a no-meat(or fish)/no-dairy guy, I switched off animal sourced fats, such as, Fish oil. In addition to the fats I get from seeds and other foods, I now use a plant based EPA + DHA supplement from algae and still (against Patrick's advice) use ground flax seed as a second source. I made this change after the Hutch Meta-study on fish oil supplementation and PCa incidence/agressiveness that came out when I had my RALP in 2013.
Study confirms link between high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids and increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer
Maybe Patrick will comment here. Thanks for the post as I also have a type of leukemia and the Penn State research is new to me. Be Well - cujoe
I agree with Patrick---ditch the flax. Patrick and I went thru a whole slue of studies, and papers, and anecdotal evidence, 2-3 years ago--it may be protective before you might get PCA, but after it does not translate. This is true of many supplements--that are recognized as good for your Prostate---but then that does not translate into when you have Prostate cancer, that there is a benefit.
I agree completely that many compounds that seem to be effective in preventing cancers are often shown to be contraindicated in treating the same cancers; i.e., what works to prevent cancer in the first place, may eventually work to help it progress once it gets a foothold. Pays to be very thorough when doing your research. Be Well - cujoe
Or those that prevent, do diddly for treatment, but yet cause no harm.
Better said! All that mountain air make you think more clearly than us lowlanders here on the eastern shores of the state. Be Well - cujoe
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