Omega-3 Fatty Acids
(Fish) Lowered PSA 77 Percent In Lab Study - Also Lowered Prostate
Cancer Tumor Growth by 22 % - Ratio of Omega-6
August 1st 2006
Scientists from UCLA say that by modifying the typical Western diet to
include more fish and less red meat could reduce the prostate cancer
growth rate. The diet requires eating more omega-3 and less omega-6
fatty acids. This is the first study to show the impact of diet on
lowering an inflammatory response known to promote prostate cancer tumor
They believe this finding may lead to a new treatment or aid in the
treatment of prostate cancer. Omega-6 acids come from corn, safflower
oils and red meats which are the predominantly the source of
polyunsaturated fatty acids in the Western diet. The omega-3 acids come
primarily from cold-water fish like salmon, tuna and sardines.
Dr. William Aronson says "Corn oil is the backbone of the American diet.
We consume up to 20 times more omega-6 fatty acids in our diet compared
to omega-3 acids." Aronson is the principal investigator and a
professor in the department of urology at the David Geffen School of
Medicine at UCLA and a researcher with UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center.