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.
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.
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.
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.