Studies Reach Different Conclusions on Health Benefits of Omega Acids

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
25 March 2006, at 12:00am

UK - What are you supposed to think, how are you supposed to act, when two reputable groups of scientists publish apparently contradictory research in the same week? In an analysis published online by the British Medical Journal, a study concludes that intake of omega-3 fatty acids from oily fish and fish oil supplements has no effect on cancer, heart disease and mortality. At the same time, the British Journal of Cancer reports that scientists from the Paterson Institute at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, England, have found that eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like oily fish, may help to prevent the spread of the cancerous cells that lead to prostate cancer. Source: Daily News Central