Study: Fish Oil Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer

07.23.10 | Sherri Watters | Comments[1]

Family Life Food Services Coordinator Sherri Watters says omega-3s should be part of a healthy diet. And yes, they are fats.

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Original Story - Study: Fish Oil Lowers Risk Of Breast Cancer

Heart-healthy fish oil is now believed to lower the risk of breast cancer in women.  A new study found postmenopausal women aged 50 through 76 were 32-percent less likely to have an occurrence of breast cancer if they took fish oil.  Other supplements studied like St. John's wort, gingko biloba and soy did not come close to fish oil's healthy omega-3 fatty acids.  Researchers stopped short of recommending women start using fish oil daily, believing women should first eat a healthy diet for nutrients.  Some 35-thousand women in Washington state between 2002 and 2002 were studied for the report.  The study appears in the journal "Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention."

Please consult your doctor or nutritionist before making any changes to your diet.


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on 11.14.10 Kathy Rowe commented

Unfortunately I do not like fish or seafood. I have tried eating it and it makes me gag. I know that fish oil is suppose to be good for you so I take a fish oil supplement daily. Do you think that a fish oil supplement is okay to take daily?