Fish Oil Lowers Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk by 63%

By: Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

Researchers from the University of California San Francisco1 have demonstrated that fish oil can reduce the most serious form of prostate cancer by 63%.  The researchers also found that in men with a weakness in the inflammatory COX2 gene, 500 mg of omega 3 fatty acids per day could compensate for the genetic weakness and reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer in this group of at risk men by 500%.

A common theme of many cancer genes is that they are activated and re-enforced by out-of-control and chronic inflammation.  Such problems come from ongoing stress, subclinical infections (such as chronic digestive and/or sinus problems), being overweight, diets high in junk fat, too much alcohol, smoking, and chemical exposure from pollution and chemicals on food – combined with a lack of exercise and fitness.

Omega 3 fatty acids are the most lacking basic nutrient in the American diet and are part of the anti-inflammatory toolbox.  Such a simple remedy could save so much needless suffering, especially when a man makes a serious effort to correct any other inflammatory problems in the above list of common issues.

Referenced Studies:
  1. ^ Fish Oil and Aggressive Prostate Cancer  Clinical Cancer Research  Vincent Fradet, Iona Cheng, Graham Casey, and John S. Witte.

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