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Fish Oil Increases Risk for Prostate Cancer, New Study?

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Brasky, Theodore M., et al. "Serum Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk: Results From the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial." American Journal of Epidemiology 173.12 (2011): 1429.
J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print]
Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk in the SELECT Trial.  Brasky TM, Darke AK, Song X, Tangen CM, Goodman PJ, Thompson IM, Meyskens FL Jr, Goodman GE, Minasian LM, Parnes HL, Klein EA, Kristal AR.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
A high percentage of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood is linked to an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer.  Conversely, a high percentage of trans-fatty acids is linked with a lower risk.
SEATTLE -- Apr 25, 2011 --

Fish Oil Tied to Prostate Risk but Some Experts Are Skeptical

The new study, published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggests that men who have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their system face a 43 percent increased risk of developing prostate cancer and a 71 percent increased risk of the high-grade form of the disease.
Men might want to shun fish oils, study shows
Fresh research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggests a link between an elevated risk of prostate cancer and fish oils.By Sarah Zhang Seattle Times staff reporter
Fish oils may raise prostate cancer risks, study confirms
Maggie Fox, Senior Writer NBC News
Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says
Often-fatal aggressive disease of particular concern
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Polychlorinated dioxins, furans and polychlorinated benzene constitute a family of toxic persistent environmental pollutants. In Europe, environmental concentrations increased slowly throughout this century until the late 1980s. Dioxins have been shown to be carcinogenic in animals and humans. In humans, excess risks were observed for all cancers, without any specific cancer predominating.
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