Omega 3 fish oil supplements were once deemed healthy but now that general consensus has been turned on it’s head. Now the experts say that Omega 3 can increase risk of cancer by over 70% in some forms. Chalk it up as another one of those things that you thought was good for you but has now turned out to be bad. Editor’s Note: Is it OK to eat eggs this week? Just asking for a friend
“I don’t want to hear about science anymore. I don’t want to hear about Flat Earthers anymore. I don’t want to hear that anything is settled because nothing is!” Pat said. “The only thing that’s settled is that we don’t know anything for sure!”
NBC News reported today that taking fish oil supplements raises your risk of prostate cancer by 70%:
Everyone knows that fish oil is good for you, right? It’s a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are marketed to reduce the risk of just about everything from heart disease to Alzheimer’s.
But a startling study shows men who have the highest levels of these compounds – the kinds found in fish but not in vegetable sources — have a higher risk of prostate cancer. Men with the very highest levels had a 71 percent higher risk of high-grade prostate cancer – the kind most likely to spread and kill, they report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
It might be a sign that popping a pill is not only possibly a waste of money – it might be downright dangerous. And eating fish too often might be, also.
“I tell you what,” Pat said, “I’ll die at 60 instead of live to 206 and burp fish for 150 years.”
“The way we live our lives, Pat, and I certainly include Jeffy in this, we all, by science, should be dead by now,” Stu joked.