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Surprising Info on Omega 3 Fatty Acid and Its Effect on Heart and Prostate Health

admin - February 13, 2012

If after you watch this video below you feel like you should throw out the fish in your freezer, you should realize the benefits to of Omega 3s to heart health and know that adding cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, cress) to a man’s diet can help protect against prostate cancer.* Make sure to think about both heart and prostate health when it comes to nutrition.

This video – Omega 3s that Protect Against Heart Disease May Negatively Affect Prostate? – can also be found on Life Line Screening’s You Tube channel. Remember to visit the channel often or subscribe. The script of this video can be found below the video box for your convenience.


 Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Here is the script of this video for your convenience:

A type of fat that can protect the heart may not be such a good guy elsewhere in the body.
Omega 3 fatty acids have earned a good reputation. Found in fish like salmon, Omega 3s can help prevent heart disease.

On the other hand, trans-fatty acids, which are often found in processed foods, have a reputation for being unhealthy for the heart.

In a new study, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center checked out how these nutrients may affect men’s risk of prostate cancer. Their results were more than a little surprising.

They included about 3,400 middle-aged and older men. Roughly half of the men had prostate cancer and the others didn’t have the disease.

The researchers took blood samples to measure their levels of Omega 3s and trans-fatty acids.

Men with high levels of the Omega 3, known as DHA, actually had a greater risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

On the other hand, as men’s levels of trans-fatty acids went up, their risks of serious prostate cancer went down.

Despite these findings, the lead researcher said that the benefits of eating fish to protect against heart disease outweigh the possible risk of prostate cancer.

I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news doctors are reading: Health news that matters – to you.

*Read about cruciferous vegetable in Men’s Health at


2 Comments so far
  1. Montie H Miner - February 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I am interested in any information regarding high protein levels. My son had his blood work done recently and his protien levels were high. I have him seeing his doctor for a follow up. I would like to know if there is any natural dietary supplements such as, ALPHA LIPOIC ACID or NIASPAN be helpful. If anyone has any information for any natural vitamins to help better kidney function and help lower protien levels please e-mail me with any information.

    Montie H Miner

  2. Joelle Reizes - February 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Montie, the best thing you have done is have your son see a physician for treatment and continuous monitoring. While there may be natural supplements to lower protein levels, they should never be taken without a doctor’s approval. You may be able to find some information on the American Kidney Fund website:

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