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    Omega 3 fatty acids and prostate cancer risk
    An_252702 posted:
    My husband takes 800 mg of omega 3 fish oil per day every day for the
    last 8 months. What are his risks of developing prostate cancer? He is 68 years old and is tested every 6 months.
    billh99 responded:
    The study showed a relationship between high levels of omega 3's in the blood and prostate cancer.

    At the present time it is not know if an increase in the consumption of omega 3's leads to increase PC.

    For example there could be something in PC that cause the body to maintain higher levels of omega 3's. Or there could be something in the body that influences both higher levels of omega 3's and prostate cancer.

    At the present time this study show something that is interesting, but requires more research.
    billh99 responded:
    Here is an article that gives some more details and limitations of the study.
    MarriedtoProstateCancer replied to billh99's response:
    Here is a great article in regard to Omega-3 and prostate cancer.

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