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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...

George

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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.

nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/N...

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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

fredhutch.org/en/news/relea...

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

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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.

Nalakrats

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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

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Or those that prevent, do diddly for treatment, but yet cause no harm.

Nalakrats

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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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