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Fish and fish oils - the Swedish study - no fish: more prostate cancer


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Jim Marshall (not a doctor) said ...

With a strong centralization of their free health care, the Scandinavians are better able than most to examine health data for large groups of people over large periods of time.


This study found that men who ate no fish were much more likely to develop prostate cancer than those who did eat fish.


The result is only suggestive because we do not know if men who ate no fish had other habits (like smoking) which could have been the cause. But it is a suggestion that the question should be explored.

... end Jim


Lancet. 2001 Jun 2;357(9270):1764-6.

Fatty fish consumption and risk of prostate cancer.

Terry P, Lichtenstein P, Feychting M, Ahlbom A, Wolk A.


Consumption of fatty fish might reduce the risk of prostate cancer, although epidemiological studies of fish consumption are rare. We studied the association between fish consumption and prostate cancer in a population-based prospective cohort of 6272 Swedish men. During 30 years of follow-up, men who ate no fish had a two-fold to three-fold higher frequency of prostate cancer than those who ate moderate or high amounts did. Our results suggest that fish consumption could be associated with decreased risk of prostate cancer.

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Fatty fish supplementation and risk of prostate cancer. [Lancet. 2001]

PMID: 11403817


This extract can be found on http://PubMed.com, and is in the public domain.

On PubMed.com there will be a link to the full paper (often $30, sometimes free).


Any highlighting (except the title) is not by the author, but by Jim Marshall.

Jim is not a doctor.

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