Update on Fish Oil Supplements and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

Recent studies seemed to indicate that the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish showed a correlation with serious, high-grade prostate cancer. There has been considerable discussion of this result in the past year (see this August 6th, 2013 website blog).  The latest commentary was published in the March 23rd, 2014 issue of the Johns Hopkins Health Alerts. The authors concluded that while studies do not prove that fish oil promotes prostate cancer, there seems to be a correlation between the two. Experts recommend getting our nutrients from the food sources rather than from supplements whenever possible. Johns Hopkins recommends that one should not stop eating fatty fish, but they recommend consulting one’s personal physician before taking fish oil supplements.

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