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DHA: Your Heart or Your Prostate


did anybody come across this yet?

"Analyzing data from a nationwide study involving more than 3,400 men, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that men with the highest blood percentages of docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, 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."

the original study here - http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/04/19/aje.kwr027

i'm still shocked at the findings.


P/S: Of course this is only one study while there are many more others research that supports the claim that DHA helps fight prostate cancer.


Good thing I'm vain enough to have taken propecia/finasteride for years.


I gotta get me some avodart. I'm gonna start taking it in low doses (almost 28 years old).

Any reason given as to why this occured?


Uhm, I recently saw a study that says otherwise. Involving 20000 men over 22 years.


One thing to look at if you read the study was the fact that very few of the subjects took fish oil supplements. They mostly just ate fish. How can you study the effects of fish oil that way?

To me, this study is pretty much worthless.