Fish & the prostate.
Researchers tracked more than 20,000 men in the Physicians' Health Study for roughly 20 years. Those who reported eating fish at least five times a week were no less likely to get prostate cancer, but had a 48 percent lower risk of dying of the disease, than those who reported eating fish less than once a week.
The link was strongest with "dark meat fish," which included salmon, sardines, swordfish, bluefish, and mackerel. Shrimp, scallops, and lobster offered no protection.
What to do: It would take more studies to know whether fish--or their omega-3 fats--can slow prostate cancer. But eating more now may protect your hear.
Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 88: 1297, 2008.
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|Title Annotation:||prostate cancer|
|Publication:||Nutrition Action Healthletter|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2009|
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