Fat and fish oil increase prostate tumor size and severity

30% of men who are over 50 show signs of prostate cancer.

The vast majority of these men will go to their grave never knowing they had any signs of prostate cancer.

But in this newsletter, I want to give you some of the latest findings on what causes prostate cancer to get worse.

We can assume that we may have cancerous cells, but that’s not the same as having a bad, fast growing, life-threatening prostate tumor.

This newsletter will show you how to lower the chances of ever having a problem from prostate cancer.

Let’s look at this first study where they showed what makes tumors grow bigger and what makes them grow smaller and slower.

Fat and fish oil increase prostate tumor size and severityThere were two important findings.

Reduction of dietary fat substantially slows the growth of tumors .

Fat and fish oil increase prostate tumor size and severityAnd, low dietary fat slows the growth of androgen-sensitive, PSA-secreting human CELLS.

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the prostate that is often elevated when there is prostate cancer present.

And the PSA levels were highest with the high-fat diet:

Fat and fish oil increase prostate tumor size and severityNow let’s turn to what may be the problem in prostate cancer.

I believe that the problem is too many PUFAs in the diet.

They feed mice and rats so-called “lab chow,” and this contains high amounts of PUFAs.

I’m not sure that a diet that’s high in saturated fat but low in PUFAs would cause the same increase in tumor size.

We can only speculate.

But there are some good studies showing what PUFAs do, and they’re not pretty.

This study looked at so-called good oils, good PUFAs, fish oil, and omega-3 fatty acid and its effect on prostate tumor growth.

Fat and fish oil increase prostate tumor size and severityFat and fish oil increase prostate tumor size and severitySupposedly, fish oil is good for you.

Supposedly, fish oil reduces all sorts of risks.

As you know if you’ve been reading my newsletter, I do not agree.

I think there are very good studies showing how harmful fish oil is, as well as the harms of flaxseed oil, canola oil, and any oil high in omega-3 PUFAs.

Recent large prospective studies have found increased risk of prostate cancer among men with high blood concentrations of long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

These long-chain omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil, flaxseed oil and canola oil.

These fatty acids are involved in prostate tumorigenesis. Recommendations to increase LCω-3PUFA intake should consider its potential risks

Tumorigenesis is science-talk for the formation of tumors.

The researchers said that…

The analysis, which combined the data from 20 studies, found no reduction in all-cause mortality, heart attacks or strokes.

I’ve been telling you for a long time about how bad PUFAs are.

Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of PUFA.

As the authors say,

One potentially harmful effect of omega-3 fatty acids is their conversion into compounds that can cause damage to cells and DNA, and their role in immunosuppression.

I would definitely not be eating any fish oil or any omega-3 oil.

And I would keep all vegetable oil consumption to as near zero as possible.

This is just one of many studies showing the harm that’s being done by irresponsible ill-informed medical professionals advising people to eat more polyunsaturated fatty acids, including fish oil.

 

Citations

Decreased Growth of Established Human Prostate LNCaP Tumors in Nude Mice Fed a Low-Fat Diet
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/87/19/1456.abstract?ijkey=c532693eaad7bf5aa5d0517dc11d127bcacc8c31&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha

Study confirms link between high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids and increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Consumption of fatty fish and fish-oil supplements linked to 71 percent higher risk
http://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2013/07/omega-three-fatty-acids-risk-prostate-cancer.html

Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk in the SELECT Trial
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/07/09/jnci.djt174.abstract

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