Read about a possible link from fish oil to prostate cancer? Should I still take it? Or get DHA from a vegan source? Do u recommend it?

Preliminary. The data in this study were very preliminary. Whether or not the patients were taking fish oil supplements was not even measured in the study (only blood levels of omega-3), so there may be multiple other factors that contribute to this increased risk. For example maybe patients who tend to develop prostate cancer also tend to have higher levels for other reasons. More studies are needed.
Doubt any danger. One paper found that men diagnosed with prostate cancer are more likely to have more of the fish-style fatty acids on board. Hardly proves risk from taking them, an idea that makes no sense biologically -- more likely, health-focused guys take the stuff / eat more fish ; also get diagnosed earlier. Ignore this "pop" stuff ; choose supplements with your physician / a trustworthy holist's guidance.

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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?

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. Read more...

Just saw a study that showed that fish oil supplements increased risk of prostate cancer. Are the benefits worth the risk? Still recomended?

Faulty reporting. There was a study in which folks diagnosed with prostate cancer had more omega-3's on board; perhaps they were simply more health-conscious, took fish oil tablets / ate fish and got diagnosed earlier. Cause-and-effect makes little biologic sense. The last several studies have shown no cardiac benefit for these supplements; we'd all probably agree that controlling risk factors is far more helpful. Read more...
Preliminary. The data in this study were very preliminary. Whether or not the patients were taking fish oil supplements was not even measured in the study (only blood levels of omega-3), so there may be multiple other factors that contribute to this increased risk. For example maybe patients who tend to develop prostate cancer also tend to have higher levels for other reasons. More studies are needed. Read more...

I take fish oil every day. Does this increase my chances of prostate cancer?

Not yet known... It is reasonable to be concerned about this in light of a recent study, but correlation does not mean causation and whether fish oil increases risk of prostate cancer is still not known. See http://www.Health.Harvard.Edu/blog/fish-oil-friend-or-foe-201307126467 and http://robbwolf.Com/2013/07/11/prostate-cancer-omega-3-fats/ to learn more about the nuances of this complex issue. Read more...
Fish oil prostate . There is no connection between fish oil and prostate cancer. Fish oil is thought to decrease triglyceride levels. Read more...

Is it ok to take fish oil everyday? Some research says it can cause prostate cancer.

Fish oil. Did you ever see a fish with prostate cancer?.....:) To be serious about this, there is lots of conflicting evidence so if you're desirous of taking fish oil, just don't take large doses of it. It was large doses which might cause prostate ca. Read more...
That's your business. The work over the past decade on fish oil has been horribly disappointing in terms of proposed benefits. I also saw the article claiming a link to prostate cancer and was totally underwhelmed. I'd urge you to eat a sensible and balanced diet and spend several hours a week doing serious aerobic fitness & some resistance training as well. Health doesn't come out of a pill bottle. Best wishes. Read more...

Was the adverse report connecting omega 3 to prostate cancer limited to fish oil based omega 3s or onega 3 in general, including that from flaxseed?

All Omega-3. This study looked at whether high bloodstream levels of certain vitamins were associated with a protective effect against developing prostate cancer. Patients with high levels of omega-3's were expected to have a lower rate of prostate cancer, but it was the opposite. In order to get to high levels, most people would be taking it as supplements. Eating flaxseed in your diet may not be a problem. Read more...

Could fish oil cause prostate cancer?

Possibly. There was an article published in 2012 that showed that men who took fish oil had a higher grade prostate cancer. Otherwise there is no other data on fish oil and cancer yet. Hope this helps. Read more...

Is it the fish oil tablets that cause prostate cancer or the fish oil in fish? If I just eat regular fish can that lessen the chance of pc?

Here are some... Any illness always results from multiple factors and is a process of lifelong making. Among those, genetic factor is the underlying one which could not be altered. What may be within our control is lifestyle with how to eat as a part of it. Information flooding with conflicting ideas has puzzled many like you. In reality, I would not worry about it but consume it in moderation, not overindulgence. Read more...