Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fish Oil Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Millions of people already take fish oil to maintain their hearts healthy and to luxury ailments range from arthritis to depression. Now, a new study suggests that the supplement may also help women lower their risk of breast cancer.

Postmenopausal women between the ages of 50 and 76 who took fish oil were 32% less likely to enlarge certain types of breast cancer than women who didn’t, the study found.The researchers looked at 14 other popular supplements but only fish oil which contains rigorous amounts of the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, tuna, and other fish had any link to breast cancer risk.

Despite their findings, the researchers say it’s too soon to counsel that women start taking fish oil to stave off breast cancer.

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