Fish Oil Supplements Cut Breast Cancer Risk by 32%
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
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A study of 35,016 postmenopausal U.S. women ages 50 - 76 found that those who regularly took fish oil supplements1 had a 32 percent reduced risk for ductal Refers to ducts of a gland. breast cancer.
The researchers followed the women from 2000 to 2007. During that time 880 invasive breast cancer cases were identified. The fact that a common dietary supplement offered such a high benefit level is very good news. DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement. fish oil is often taken for multiple other reasons including cognitive function, inflammation reduction, lowering triglycerides, helping weight management, and cardiovascular health.
Other supplements in the study, black cohosh, dong quai, soy, or St. John’s wort were not associated with any reduction in breast cancer risk.
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