Fish oil appears to increase prostate cancer risk - - Jackson, MS

Fish oil appears to increase prostate cancer risk

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

New research on fish oil supplements has caught the attention of men and their doctors. While many people take omega-3 fatty acid supplements for their apparent heart health benefits, a new study links them to an increased risk for prostate cancer.

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle confirmed an earlier study they did finding higher blood levels of Omega-3's from fatty fish and fish oil supplements are associated with a 71% increased risk for high-grade prostate cancer.

Experts say more research is needed before men change their supplement intake.

- Study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
- Study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute

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