Which sounds like the lesser of the evils to me?
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.
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…