Which sounds like the lesser of the evils to me?

Fish oils may raise prostate cancer risks, study confirms

Maggie Fox, Senior Writer NBC News

July 10, 2013 at 6:22 PM ET

Everyone knows that fish oil is good for you, right? It’s a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are marketed to reduce the risk of just about everything from heart disease to Alzheimer’s.

But a startling study shows men who have the highest levels of these compounds – the kinds found in fish but not in vegetable sources — have a higher risk of prostate cancer. Men with the very highest levels had a 71 percent higher risk of high-grade prostate cancer – the kind most likely to spread and kill, they report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Oh, my! I’m so confused now. My primary care physician has had me taking Omega-3 supplements for three years now. So, what now? Do I risk increased chances of prostate cancer or increased chances of heart attack? Which would be more survivable? I think I’d rather have the heart attack than having a surgeon or robot digging in my ass to remove a prostate gone bad. That’s just my feelings, though. I guess you other fellows are going to have to decide for yourselves.

“Dr. Anus! Dr. Anus! You have a patient patiently waiting…



P.S. Not to worry… in a few weeks/months there will be other studies that counter this one and all will be well again. ;)=

Addenda I: This is interesting…

Bad science strikes again: Bogus study claims fish oil increases prostate cancer

About V. T. Eric Layton

vtel57, Nocturnal Slacker

6 responses »

  1. chrisretusn says:

    One study says OK the other says not OK. Me I just don’t worry about it anymore.

    • Yeah, I know what you mean about not worrying about it. I’ve learned how to prioritize concerns since 2010. I don’t worry about something till it needs to be worried about. It’s much better on the blood pressure that way. 😉

  2. comhack says:

    Eh just do like the uninsured do (like me) and hope for the best…..

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