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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?

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Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: Omega 3 in general

But not from flaxseed.

In brief: Omega 3 in general

But not from flaxseed.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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