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    DHA Linked to Prostate Cancer

    High Serum Omega 3 Levels Linked to Increased Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Analyzing data from a nationwide study involving more than 3,400 men, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that men with the highest blood percentages of docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, an inflammation-lowering omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in fatty fish, have two-and-a-half-times the risk of developing aggressive, high-grade prostate cancer compared to men with the lowest DHA levels.


    Link to study: Serum Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk: Results From the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial
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    Don't worry - it's probably just the mercury from eating all that fish.

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    I wonder what Jack Norris will have to say about this.

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    All those babies on formula or eating fortified cereal are screwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lentil View Post
    Don't worry - it's probably just the mercury from eating all that fish.
    I was wondering about the DHA source. It's only a single study too, I'm not concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lentil View Post
    Don't worry - it's probably just the mercury from eating all that fish.
    Neil Barnard Agrees: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk
    In these reports, fish oil is starting to look a lot like snake oil. The new findings linking higher DHA levels to cancer add yet another reason to skip fish and fish oil supplements.
    For vegans Jack Norris says in DHA and Prostate Cancer
    It is still a good idea for vegans to take DHA at the rate of 200 to 300 mg every 2 to 3 days.
    I'm still following the advice of my last dietitian visit and doing that daily. Hmmmm.
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