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Fish Oil Supplements can help to ‘slow’ progression of Prostate Cancer

on December 1, 2011

Fish Oil Supplements can help to ‘slow’ progression of Prostate Cancer

New Study from the US shows that Fish Oil Supplements in conjunction with a low-fat diet may slow progression of Prostate cancer cells. Further more the result can be observed in as little as 4-6 weeks.

The study was conducted and compared against those who consumed a regular ‘western’ diet and no fish oil supplementation. The same affect was not observed in this group.

Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in men

Studies have suggested that the following lifestyle changes may help reduce your risk of prostate cancer:

  • Eating a diet low in saturated fat and rich in fruits and vegetables. Cancer-fighting foods include cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower), those containing the antioxidant lycopene (such as tomatoes and watermelon), and other foods rich in antioxidants (such as berries).
  • Exercising regularly
  • Not smoking
Preliminary studies suggest that some nutritional supplements may reduce the symptoms of some prostate cancers or reduce your risk of developing it.

Follow these tips to reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer:

  • Eat antioxidant rich foods, including fruits (such as berries, watermelon, and tomatoes) and vegetables (such as squash and peppers).
  • Include more cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts) in your diet. One study suggested men who eat 3+ servings a week reduced their chance of developing prostate cancer. Another study found that men who ate 28+ servings of all kinds of vegetables per week were 35% less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who had fewer than 14 servings per week. These foods also appear to have anticancer properties in test tube studies.
  • Eat more fish. Some studies show men who regularly eat fish have a lower risk of prostate cancer than those who don’t eat as much fish.
  • Don’t eat foods high in saturated fat. High-fat diets may raise your risk of prostate cancer.
  • Stay at a proper weight, and exercise regularly.
The below nutrients have also shown cancer-fighting properties:
  • Lycopene, 15 mg two times per day, is an antioxidant found in tomatoes and watermelon. In one preliminary study, men with prostate cancer either received a lycopene supplement or placebo for 3 weeks before undergoing prostate surgery. Those who received the supplement had less aggressive growth of cancer cells than those who received placebo. Lab studies have also found that lycopene inhibits the growth of prostate cancer cells in test tubes. Lycopene also appears to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.
  • Vitamin E, one lab test, a specific form of vitamin E blocked the growth of prostate cancer cells. Vitamin E may also lower the risk of developing prostate cancer in men who smoke.
The full press release can be found here: