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Omega-3 fatty acids may boost prostate cancer risk

Conversely, Brasky and colleagues find high percentage of unhealthy trans-fatty acids linked with decreased high-grade prostate cancer risk

May 2, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

Analyzing data from a nationwide study involving more than 3,400 men, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division researchers found that males with the highest blood percentages of docosahexaenoic acid, 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.

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Omega-3 fat rich diet may reduce obesity-related diseases

Fish-rich diet linked to reduction in markers of chronic disease risk among overweight Yup’ik Eskimos

March 28, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

A study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists of Yup’ik Eskimos in Alaska, who on average consume 20 times more omega-3 fats from fish than people in the lower 48 states, suggests that a high intake of these fats helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

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Fish oil may reduce breast cancer risk

PHS study first to demonstrate potential link with supplements

July 12, 2010

Researchers in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found regular use of fish oil supplements, which contain high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, is associated with a 32 percent reduction in breast cancer risk. The findings—the first to demonstrate such a link—were published in the July issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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