Omega 3s Good For Heart But Bad For Prostate
The same omega 3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation and are believed to improve heart health may be bad news for your prostate. That’s the suggestion from research conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, that looked at blood percentages of the fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid(DHA) and the incidence of aggressive prostate cancer in 3400 men. US News & World Report reports that the men with the highest levels of DHA were two-and-a-half times more likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer than those with the lowest DHA levels. DHA is an inflammation-reducing omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in fatty fish. Wait, there’s more: bad food may be good for your prostate. The study also found that the risk of aggresive prostate cancer was 50 percent lower in men with the highest blood levels of trans-fatty acids, which are abundant in processed foods and associated with inflammation and heart disease.