July 1, 2013

It’s The Omega-3s

1 Fatty Fish May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Eating fatty fish, those high in omega-3 fatty acids, may lower a woman’s breast cancer risk by as much as 14% according to a new Chinese study involving 900,000 women, including 20,000 who had breast cancer. The researchers analyzed data from 26 international studies and found a dose-response relationship between the consumption of fatty fish and breast cancer. In other words, each 0.1 gram increase in omega-3 per day was linked with a five percent lower risk of breast cancer. While the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has been proclaimed for years to prevent certain cancers and heart disease, this is the first study to confirm those claims. Oily fish, such as salmon, have the highest concentration of omega-3s. For example, one serving of salmon contains 4 grams of omega-3 fatty acids.

More at CBSnews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: New Salmon Baby Food Boosts Omega-3 Intake

Tags: Cancer, Heart Disease, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Salmon, Salmon and Breast Cancer

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