H-HEALTHY LIVING

Jul 11, 2013 1:25 PM by KSBY News (Staff)

Fish Oil supplements linked to prostate cancer

A new study has found that taking fish oil supplements may increase a man's risk for prostate cancer.

Researchers at The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Reasearch Center in Seattle confirmed an earlier study that linked high levels of omega-3 fatty acid and risk for high grade prostate cancer.

Participants who had higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acid were associated with a 71 percent increased risk for high-grade prostate cancer. Fish oil supplements which are high in omega-3s are taken by many people for their apparent heart health benefits. Experts say more research is needed before men should change their supplement intake.

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