Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water…A) Sharknado, The Sequel, is playing at a theater near you? B) The opening scene from “Jaws” is reenacted on your local beach? Or C) There’s a warning for another ‘don’t eat’ du jour, a previously highly touted marine product? The correct answer is C! Indeed, a research paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute recently created a serious concern for those taking fish oil supplements.
The paper, entitled: “Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk in the SELECT Trial,” reported that men who had high concentrations of Omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had a risk of developing prostate cancer that was 43 percent higher than men who had the lowest blood levels of these fatty acids. Even more alarming was the finding that men with the highest blood levels of Omega-3s had a 71 percent higher risk of aggressive, possibly fatal prostate cancer than those with the lowest levels.