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Articles November 2013 Issue

Does Fish Oil Really Raise Prostate Cancer Risk?

Get the facts behind alarming headlines.

Over and over again, you’ve read in the pages of this newsletter and elsewhere that eating fish like salmon high in omega-3 fatty acids is good for you. You’ve seen countless ads touting the similar benefits of fish-oil pills containing those same omega-3s (EPA and DHA). Now suddenly comes a flurry of headlines suggesting a scary downside to these health-promoting omega-3s, at least for men: “High Levels of Fish Oil May Boost Risk for Prostate Cancer,” “Omega-3 Supplement Taken By Millions ‘Linked To Aggressive Prostate Cancer.’”

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