Heart-health conscious women around the world have been taking fish oil supplements as a result of its well documented effects on cardiovascular health, but some women are asking more from their fish oil: can it help reduce the risk of developing breast cancer?
According to The Independent, an online news source, a new research study set out to answer this very question.
The study included 35,000 women (middle-aged). The women took a regular fish oil supplement for the course of six years. At the study’s end, the researchers concluded that breast cancer was reduced by 32%.
While the source notes that the breast cancer findings were published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, I was not able to locate the original study on my own. This is a huge disappointment because I love to see research with large population samples! It just increases the statistical significance and makes for better science!
The good news is that I’m working on a new blog post to share with you. I’ll discuss some of the effects of taking fish oil supplements on breast cancer, and also share links to actual studies so you can see the specific study details for yourself. Watch for it!