11 Jul 2013
In - Research

Today, 11 July 2013, new research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute explores the link between a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in oily fish, and increased risk of prostate cancer.

Dr Iain Frame, Director of Research at Prostate Cancer UK said: "Omega 3, such as is found in oily fish, has been the focus of a large amount of research in recent years, the majority of which points to it having wide ranging health benefits when eaten as part of a balanced diet.

Although this report claims to add to existing research which has indicated that a diet rich in this nutrient can also be associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, much larger and more complex studies will need to take place before we will fully understand how the risks of a diet high in Omega-3 balance against those benefits. Therefore we would not encourage any man to change their diet as a result of this study, but to speak to their doctor if they have any concerns about prostate cancer."  

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