Breast Cancer; Reduced Risk When Supplementing with Fish Oil

Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer When Supplementing with Fish Oil

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Researchers in Seattle undertook research on their use of non-vitamin, non-mineral supplements amongst around 35,000 post menopausal women over a 6 year observational study.

After 6 years 880 cases of breast cancer were found. The overall results of the study show that women who had taken fish oil supplements – high in Omega 3s EPA’s and DHA’s were 32% less likely to get breast cancer than other women.

The reduction in risk appeared to be restricted to invasive ductal breast cancer, the most common type of the disease.

They did not find any evidence that any other ‘specialty supplements’ taken by these women to treat symptoms of menopause, had any effect on the risks of getting breast cancer.

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