Oily fish may reduce risk of prostate cancer

June 5, 2001 in Cancer Prevention, Healthy Eating, Men's Health

Oily fish may reduce risk of prostate cancer

Men who regularly consume fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel may have a lower risk of prostate cancer. According to a study from Stockholm, Sweden these men aged 55 years and older were up to three times less likely to develop prostate cancer over 30 years than men who did not eat fatty fish.

Omega-3 fats in fish have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells. The results showed that men who consumed fatty fish were more likely to exercise, eat fruit and vegetables and smoke, and less likely to eat red meat and processed meat. But the link between fatty fish and lower risk of prostate cancer remained regardless of other factors.

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