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Old 07-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Now fish oil is bad

My doc thinks the stuff does wonders for everything, especially joint health.

So I've been popping one a day. It is just fish oil, what's the harm?

Now a new study says it is a prostate cancer risk. I think I give up. Just going to go back to my one a week salmon serving.

Fish oils may raise prostate cancer risks, study confirms - NBC News.com
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Looks like we are back to Just Eat Real Food.
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I have no prostate, so I'll continue taking it.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:58 PM   #4
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Fish oil is very high in vitamin D, vitamin D is a steroid precursor, steroids suppress the immune system, suppressed immune systems reduce inflammation that causes joint pain, but a suppressed immune system often leads to other health trouble.
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This article says D is preventative for PC ?

USPharmacist.com > Vitamin D and Risk of Prostate Cancer
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The investigators way nothing about Vitamin D, which in any case is not particularly high in fish body oil-only the liver of certain fishes. They specifically cited the Omega 3 oils found in fish-EPA, DPA, and DHA.

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New study finds breathing air may be hazardous to your health. Honestly, we are all suffering from study overload and they each contradict each other, so pick your own poison
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New study finds breathing air may be hazardous to your health. Honestly, we are all suffering from study overload and they each contradict each other, so pick your own poison
Yep.

I think Chucknut had it right: Just Eat Real Food. And get on with life.
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Looks like we are back to Just Eat Real Food.
Yeah, that's the ticket!
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This is too funny. Here I am reading this thread about the bad stuff that happens by taking fish oil and this is the ad that's in the right side of the E-R page... are they trying to change our minds?
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:20 PM   #11
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Fish oil + vitamin D is the ticket. Given that prostate cancer is relatively easy to detect and treat these days, I'll take my chances with that in lieu of heart issues, inflammation, joint problems, eye problems, and the ~400 other things Fish Oil and its associated Omegas help with. JMO. Otherwise, yes, eat real food (but a lot of the real food you probably eat doesn't have the right O-3 to O-6 profile, so... fish oil is beneficial).
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Unfortunately life causes death.
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Data appears to conflict with earlier studies from other researchers, although they were tracking fish consumption vs fish oil capsules.
Fatty Fish May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
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Data appears to conflict with earlier studies from other researchers, although they were tracking fish consumption vs fish oil capsules.
Fatty Fish May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
Who are the longest lived men on earth? The Japanese. Do they eat fish? Do they eat fatty fish? Big yes to both questions, if the Japanese Americans I meet are any test.

So I think I will go on eating all the fish I can afford, and as prices are going lately that gets to be fewer fish every year in any case.

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Everything in moderation.
I remember my great Uncle Jim saying that when I was a kid. Then, as I entered my teens, I realized that while he was more keen on the "moderation" part, I was more interested in the "everything" bit
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I remember my great Uncle Jim saying that when I was a kid. Then, as I entered my teens, I realized that while he was more keen on the "moderation" part, I was more interested in the "everything" bit
Which is it now?
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Which is it now?
I practice one and occasionally daydream about the other.
It's a better recipe for longevity
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There is more to this story for those who would like to read further.
The forbes article says fish oil capsules were not used in the study cited -

Link To Prostate Cancer Brings More Bad News For Fish Oil Story - Forbes

and there is this from Dr Geo -

Something is Fishy about Omega 3′s causing aggressive Prostate Cancer | Dr. Geo's Natural Health Blog

And the JNCI abstract -

Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk in the SELECT Trial
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