Fish oil reduces risk of breast cancer
Fish oils have long been praised for their potential health benefits, and now a team of Chinese researchers has concluded that they can help prevent breast cancer, The research, published in BMJ, found that a high intake of fish and marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was associated with a 14 percent reduced risk of breast cancer. .
The researchers analyzed the data in 21 different independently-reviewed studies, which involved more than 800,000 study participants and 20,000 cases of breast cancer. They determined that people can actively reduce their risk of cancer by consuming one to two portions of oily fish per week – including sardines, salmon and tuna. The most effective fatty acid was Marine n-3 PUFA, which was associated with a 14 percent lower risk of breast cancer.
This study adds to the mounting evidence that fish oils can be effective cancer-preventers, and also overall that lifestyle and diet can play a very important role in keeping breast cancer from developing.