Can ifg-1 supplement exacerbate prostate cancer?

Possibly! There are ilgf-1 receptors on prostate cancer. Thec counter argument, is that this sub-hormone produced by hgh may be important in preventing cancer, since it bolsters our immune surveilance systems. However, i would think it imprudent to use after the diagnosis of any cancer!

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Do these supplements cause prostate cancer. Selenium and vitamin e derived from sunflower oil. I didn't take these yet just to be on the safe side.?

Not sure yet, but... There has been no real study on how selenium & Vit E may induce prostate cancer. Most supplements are preying on public's fear and anxiety for commercialism with conflicting info on benefits or harms. In general, you may use them in moderation, but seriously take healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence as the foundation of all care. More? Go to articles in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Read more...

What role do diet and dietary supplements play in prostate cancer?

Not well known. There are conflicting evidence that green tea, isoflavones, lycopenes, cruciferous vegetables and omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake maybe beneficial in the prevention and/or progression of prostate cancer. While high total fat, meat (especially well cooked) and multivitamin may be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. Key point - avoid obesity. Read more...
Helpful. Having a good diet with supplemets as needed is very important in all types of cancer. Other nonmedical issues that re important include sleeping well, decreasing stress, eating well, and having a positive daily outlook. 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 want to take omega 3 supplements and eat fish bec scared to bec now they it causes prostate cancer and I don't won't it how true is this?

Fish Oil & Cancer. Here's a link from Ronald Hoffman, MD about your question. Then you can decide http://drhoffman.com/article/something-fishy-this-way-comes/ You know how foods and natural products are good one week in the press and bad the next? There is a lot of poor science out there. Poorly designed studies that make headlines and confuse people. Peace and good health. Read more...