While prostate cancer affects men of ages, little is known about how to successfully treat it. However, it is widely known among scientific communities (like this one) that a diet low in fat and animal products, yet high in omega-3 can help prevent it. That’s why this study from the journal of Cancer Prevention Research is so important.
The small scale study (50 participants) was phase two of a major exploration of the effects of diet and omega-3 fatty acids on prostate cancer. In it, researchers found that men with prostate cancer experienced a reduction in the size and growth of cancer cells.
The Best Part: the prostate cancer slowed in just 4-6 weeks after treatment!
The researchers asked the men take 5 grams of fish oil per day (that’s 5,000 mg daily) during the study and also had them stick to a low-fat diet non-western diet. As you may already know, the western diet consists of 10x the ideal amounts of omega-6 and is believed to play a big role in the number of chronic health conditions found today.
These results from this study have encouraged the researchers to replicate the findings with a larger population so that official dietary recommendations can be announced.
You can read the full details of the study here.
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