Monday, April 20, 2015

Men, be careful with Omega-3

Although omega-3 fatty acids are very healthy for the heart, blood vessels, eyes, and also help you remain slim waist, they can expose men to increased risk of prostate cancer.

Omega-3 fatty acids are widely known for their anti-inflammatory properties, protecting us from many diseases, but now US researchers have found that men with high levels of omega-3 in the blood are 43 percent more exposed to cancer prostate than men with low levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Also, even 71 percent are exposed to an aggressive form of prostate tumor!
The difference in the concentration of fatty acids between these two groups corresponding to more than two servings of salmon a week, explained the experts of the center for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research in Seattle. They came to this conclusion after they compared blood samples of 840 patients with prostate cancer and nearly 1,400 healthy men.
Even though they had not entirely clear why omega-3 fatty acids increase the risk of prostate cancer, they speculate that it is a way through which our body processes fatty acids ingredient that can damage cells DNA and weaken the immune system, media reported.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been the focus of many studies in the past years, most of which suggested that they had a wide array of health benefits if consumed as part of a balanced diet, transmits Koha.net."Therefore I will not recommend any man to change his diet due to the completion of this study, but they can talk to their doctor if they are concerned about prostate cancer," advised Ian Frame, director in Prostate Cancer Research UK.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Europe, and throughout life, from prostate cancer affected every sixth male.

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