A 70-year-old male asked:
in addition to eating salmon, i take fish oil caps because of family history of alzheimer's. should i give them up because of link to prostate cancer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bennett Werner answered
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes and no: The evidence that suggests there is a protective effect from fish oil against alzheimer's is weak and tentative. I wouldn't take it for that indication. While we're at it, the link showing reduced heart disease is weak too. The strong link is eating fish. Your salmon is good.
Answered on Nov 2, 2015
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