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Vitamin E, selenium linked to increased prostate cancer risk

New Fred Hutch study raises caution about high doses of supplements

Feb. 21, 2014 | By Linda Carroll

New Fred Hutch study raises caution about high doses of supplements. Vitamin E, selenium linked to increased prostate cancer risk.

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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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Video: Study links yoga practice with mindful eating

Kristal study suggests mindful eating can play a key role in long-term weight maintenance

Aug. 3, 2009

Regular yoga practice is associated with mindful eating, and people who eat mindfully are less likely to be obese, according to a study led by the Hutchinson Center's Dr. Alan Kristal.

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Heavy drinking and prostate health don't mix

Kristal and colleagues find heavy, daily drinking increases risk of high-grade prostate cancer and renders preventive drug ineffective

July 13, 2009

While current research regarding the relationship between alcohol consumption and prostate cancer risk is inconclusive, a new study by Dr. Alan Kristal and colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center reports that daily, heavy drinking increases the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. The paper, which appears in online in the journal CANCER, also reports that such drinking renders preventive drug therapy with finasteride ineffective.

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Back to nutrition basics for cancer prevention

Editorial by Dr. Alan Kristal concludes that new data on folate supplementation and prostate cancer adds to growing body of knowledge showing micronutrient supplementation does not lower cancer risk

March 16, 2009

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Dr. Alan Kristal co-authored an editorial concluding that the data on folate supplementation and prostate cancer adds to the growing body of knowledge indicating that micronutrient supplementation does not lower cancer risk.

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