Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer
There has been recent press on an article published that links usage of fish oils with
possible increased incidence of prostate cancer.
This is a terrible article . The "Lay Press " picks up on these reports and dramatizes them.
It was a very poorly designed study, and it raises more questions than it answers.
Good quality fish oil, and that is the key notion, "GOOD QUALITY" has far more benefits than harm.
But be certain that the fish oil is GOOD QUALITY! What this means is, that the fish oil is derived from Wild Fish. There is a HUGE difference between wild fish oil and farmed fish oil.
DO NOT BUY YOUR FISH OIL FROM COSTCO, WALMART,RITE AID,WALGREENS ETC. These are NOT good quality. Fish oil needs to be extracted from wild fish. The reason for this is that wild fish eat ALGAE, and farm fish eat fish food. The difference in the quality of the oil based on this one condition is very significant. Farmed fish oil is not health enhancing, and may potentially even be harmful. It is important to realize that not all fish oil is created equal.
The study on fish oil and prostate cancer did not make this distinction. Nor did they make the distinction if men already had prostate cancer BEFORE they started fish oil. They also did no other screening as to other risk factors,such as obesity, diet,smoking etc.
It was a very poorly done study and the results should not have been publicized because it doesn't provide any useful information. Unfortunately, our news media is more concerned with sensational reporting than they are with the truth.
Don't get me started!!!
But in the meantime, if you get a good quality fish oil from wild fish it will be generally health enhancing.
I have two links on my website for very high quality vitamin companies. They are Designs for Health and Metagenics.
(There are many other good companies out there, but too many for me to keep track of)
If you want to be assured of purchasing good quality fish oil, and vitamins in general, go to my website, click on STORE in the menu bar and three icons will open up. You will see my Logo, Designs for Health and Metagenics. If you click on those they will take you directly into their catalog and you can order Factory Direct.
These are excellent products and are not related to the problems commonly popularized in the press.
All my best to you in Optimal Health.