A recent study has indicated that men who consume higher levels of fish oil may be at a 71% greater risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer and a 44% greater risk of developing prostate cancer in general. These increased risk exist even when the higher levels of fish oil are only moderately higher. It is not known why the higher risks exist but they are not supposed to be the result of mercury in the fish oil. Per the article:

 

Those with the highest blood levels had a 71 percent higher risk of high-grade prostate cancer, compared to those with the lowest levels. Overall, their risk of any kind of prostate cancer was 44 percent higher. The difference between the group with the highest levels of omega-3s in their blood and those with the lowest works out to about what someone would get by eating salmon twice a week, the researchers said.

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/fish-oils-may-raise-prostate-cancer-r... 

Tags: Cancer, Fish Oil, Jubinsky, Prostate, Prostate Cancer

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Dammit.

Me too Craigart14. But it's too late now. I have always liked lots of fish (twice or more a week), and lots of salmon ... so who knows? My cancer is aggressive but currently under control.

I have just enjoyed yet another salmon lunch.  

Does it run in your family and do you know what your PSA level was before having developed it? There is a company called 23 and Me that is supposed to be able to determine whether you are genetically predisposed to it.

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