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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.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    This is proof that if you want to be healthy stop listening to science and do what you know is right.

  • Anonymous

    Too much little stuff to keep track of. Seems like a waste of effort.

    • soybomb315

       that is by design

  • Anonymous

    Finally someone who agrees with me.  Science is at best fickled.  The earth is flat…no the earth is round:  The sun travels around the earth…no the earth travels around the sun:  Pluto is a planet…no Pluto is not a planet and on and on and on.

    • JETS#1

       Um hate to rain on your taking pride in hating science parade but two of the things you listed (earth flat, sun moves around us) isn’t science its the Catholic church saying something and  people being too scared to challenge them cause they would be killed

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    i don’t take any supplements/vitamins whatsoever and i’m nearly 200 years old – not quite 206.  

    seriously, you should get all nutrition through food.  salmon is the best way to get omega 3.  eat it.  

    very little nutrition in iceberg — roughage yes.

    dark leafy green/romaine = iron.  eat it.

    every night i have a cup of dark chocolate powder (no fat / no sugar) add boiled water and agave.  nice.

  • Kay

    The very nature of science is that it’s not settled. We’re always learning new information. What was absolutely certain yesterday we now know is bunk today. 

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  • Anonymous

    You want to know what is far better for you than any diet? Exercise and hard work.

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