Omega 3 fish lowers risk of prostate cancer

November 8, 2006 in Cancer Prevention, Men's Health, Nutrition Topics in the News

Omega 3 fish lowers risk of prostate cancer

Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm report that men who eat one portion of salmon per week are 43 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who eat no salmon.

In the study of over 1,400 men, researchers assessed dietary fish intake and prostate cancer and compared the results with dietary intake of 1,130 healthy men in the general population.

Researchers found that men who ate salmon-type fatty fish at least once per week had a lower risk of prostate cancer, compared to men who never ate fish. Researchers attribute the protective effect to the omega 3 content of the fish.

The findings were published in the International Journal of Cancer (doi: 10.1002/ijc.22319).

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