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Do Omega 3’s that Protect Against Heart Disease Negatively Affect Prostate? [VIDEO]

January 29, 2013

From what we know, eating a diet full of processed foods and not enough fresh, unprocessed foods is unhealthy and can negatively affect our bodies. This study, however, revealed this might not be the case when it comes to prostate cancer risk.

In this HealthDay TV video, we learn about a study about the impact of omega-3’s, nutrients commonly found in fish, on the heart and prostate health. View the video below to reveal the results. Visit Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel to learn more about healthy lifestyles. For those without video capability, the text is provided below.

Omega 3s that Protect Against Heart Disease May Negatively Affect Prostate?

Here is the audio text to the video:

“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-3’s 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-3’s 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 the men’s levels of trans-fatty acids went up, their risk of serious prostate cancer went down. Despite these findings, the lead researchers 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 the doctors are reading, health news that matters to you.”




Life Line Screening’s Mo-Growing Efforts Contribute to Men’s Health

November 30, 2012

Throughout the past month, a few members of the Life Line Screening UK team joined the crusade to grow moustaches and raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. Now that November is almost over, the mo-growing efforts of these employees can be applauded and shaving can begin.

Prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men, is the primary focus of the Movember campaign. By growing moustaches, Mo Bros become walking, talking billboards for the cause. Mo Sistas can also contribute to the cause by helping to raise funds.

The five employees from Life Line Screening’s head office in Worthing, West Sussex in the UK can be proud to contribute approximately £200 to the cause.

 Life Line Screening UK’s Mo-Growing Efforts Contribute to Men’s Health

The Life Line Screening UK Movember team members pictured above are (L-R) Jack, Gareth, Dan, Helen and Rowan.

Life Line Screening is proud to support men’s health awareness and prevention not just during November, but year round. Learn more about keeping your body strong and maintaining a proactive approach to your own health today.




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

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.

Joelle 

 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 http://www.menshealth.co.uk/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/protect-your-prostate-with-cruciferous-vegetables




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