Hey, get your mind out of the gutter! A new study shows that oily fish may help your man’s prostate. And the healthier his prostate, the healthier he is, and the healthier he is, the healthier your sex life will be when you get old! Yeah!!!
[From Daily Mail]
Fish oil may protect men against potentially deadly aggressive prostate cancer, a study suggests.
Researchers found that a high intake of omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as herring, salmon and mackerel, could reduce the risk of developing the disease by about 60 per cent.
It also reversed the effect of an inherited gene which is known to increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer.
The study compared the diets of 466 men diagnosed with the disease and 478 healthy men.
It found men who ate ‘dark’ oily fish, rich in omega-3, one to three times per month had a 36 per cent lower risk of prostate cancer than those who never ate dark fish.
Eating oily fish more than once a week had an even bigger protective effect, leading to a 57 per cent reduction in risk.
A similar trend was seen for different levels of shellfish intake. Shellfish also contains omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 intake also had a major impact on the effect of a hazardous variant of the COX-2 gene, which promotes inflammation and is known to be linked to prostate cancer.