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Omega-3 supplements linked to prostate cancer
Published July 11, 2013
Taking health supplements with omega-3 fatty acids can increase the chances of contracting prostate cancer, according to new research.
Omega-3 fatty acids, found naturally in oily fish and lauded for their anti-inflammatory properties, were found to increase the risk of high-grade disease by 71 percent.
Taking omega-3 was also associated with a 44 percent greater chance of developing low-grade prostate cancer.
Overall, the fatty acids raised the risk of all prostate cancers by 43%.
A US team of scientists compared blood samples from 834 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1,393 participants without the disease.
High blood concentrations of all three omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in supplements EPA, DPA and DHA were linked to the findings.
Read more at Fox News.