One of America’s greatest institutions [sic], the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is living up to its reputation put forth in yesterday’s post.
It recently published a study in its Journal of the National Cancer Institute that omega-3 fatty acids may significantly increase the risk of prostate cancer.
I won’t go into the details of all this, but the study is riddled with holes. This single study not even conducted to look at the correlation between prostate cancer and omega-3 even contradicts studies done by these same scientists.
Talk about shooting from the hip! The very institution that should be doing everything possible to prevent this horrendous disease instead presents misinformation that flies in the face of countless studies proving the powerful benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.
The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Prevent heart disease
- Protect and enhance the immune system
- Healthier skin, less wrinkles
- Improved mental health
- Help with weight loss (yes, fats!)
- Decrease inflammation
- Prevent cancer
I have a brother who read a year or so ago about another study warning people of the dangers of omega-3. He actually cut back his daily dosage of his fish oil supplement. He’s a smart guy. He puts faith in information offered by organisations like the NCI.
Why do they want to scare away people like my brother from eating right and taking supplements? Read yesterday’s post. Unfortunately it’s the sad truth.
You be the judge. Are you going to eliminate salmon from your diet? Stop taking your fish oil capsules?
I’m actually embarking on a nutritional program to significantly add to the amount of saturated fats, especially omega-3, I get from my diet.