Omega 3 Fish Oil And Prostate Cancer

No study has been able to demonstrate a relation between fish oil and prostate cancer in healthy, young or middle-aged people. Therefore, these persons can continue utilizing such supplements.

Essentials Lab, a company specialized in manufacturing Omega 3-based supplements, has recently released a product based on fish oil and enhanced with several vitamins and minerals which is useful in balancing body’s needs and improving heart condition. However, there is a relation between fish oil and prostate cancer which customers need to be aware of before purchasing the product. This warning is available only for men suffering of prostate cancer.


Omega 3 fatty-acids are regarded as essential. They are primarily necessary for health as the human body cannot produce them, therefore people needing to consume them through food or supplements. 


Also known as ply-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA – polyunsaturated fatty acids), omega 3 fatty acids have a crucial purpose in regard to brain development, but also in natural growth. They became famous primarily due to protection against heart diseases. American Heart Association promotes the consumption of fish at least 2 times per week. However, those who cannot consume this amount can take Omega 3 Fish Oil supplements such as the one produced by Essentials Lab.


Fish oil supplements are considered useful for the prevention of many diseases. A latest research in the field shows they may increase the risk of prostate cancer. 


Omega 3 fatty-acids found in certain fish oil are effective in preventing Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease, along with various other conditions. However, according to a study published in the “Journal of the National Cancer Institute”, they may increase the risk of prostate cancer under certain conditions.


The risk increases by 43% in people taking fish oil or eating fat fish. Another study shows, however, that people who took fish oil supplements had a low-fat diet showed a decrease in disease and decreased risk of filing its recurrence. 


Dr. Scott David, from a hospital in New York (Presbyterian Hospital), says that no one has been able to accurately determine whether there is a cause-effect correlation between these factors. Among other things, the risk factors of prostate cancer are age, obesity and antecedents of prostate cancer or breast cancer in one’s family. 


Dr. David says that men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer should reduce the amount of fish oil supplements they intake. However, no study has been able to demonstrate a relation between fish oil and prostate cancer in healthy, young or middle-aged people. Therefore, these persons can continue utilizing such supplements.


Essentials Lab is a company dedicated to manufacturing Omega 3 Fish Oil supplements for a variety of purposes. 


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