Beat Prostate Cancer By Getting Your Omega-3s

You may get tired of me reminding you constantly about right-sizing your diet by increasing your intake of omega-3 fats and cutting back on omega-6 fats to protect and optimize your health. No doubt, this strategy works, even with terminal cancer patients.

A new study has found consuming an omega-3 rich diet may stop the early spread of prostate cancer cells. What's more, an abundance of omega-6 fats increased the spread of tumor cells into bone marrow, according to researchers.

Omega-3 fats provide this wonderful benefit by blocking the functioning of omega-6 fats that cancer cells use as an energy source. The trick, researchers say, is preventing prostate cancer cells from spreading beyond the prostate gland. This occurs at the molecular level when omega-3 components eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) curb the action of a metabolite of the omega-6 arachidonic acid, prostaglandin E2.

The only downside to this study: Scientists recommended eating fish as a prostate cancer preventative which would be a perfect solution if they weren't tainted with mercury.

That's why one of the best things you can do to fight and prevent cancers of all kinds is to take a high-quality fish or cod liver oil daily. If you want to virtually eliminate your cancer risks, you'll want to read my detailed checklist I wrote last year.

British Journal of Cancer March 7, 2006

MSNBC March 21, 2006

Food Production Daily.com March 22, 2003

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