June 3, 2010
Is it true that fish oil cancer treatment actually works? A recent study seems to suggest that high fish oil (or omega-3's fatty acids) intake can cut the risk of colon cancer by 50%. This new study support previous findings of the benefits of fish oil in cutting the risk of various types of cancer, including breast cancer.
Fish oil contains omega 3, 6 and 9's. Omega-3's is the most important one. Indeed, the typical diet in North America contains much more omega-6 in relationship to omege-3. Omega-6 in itself does not increase the risk of cancer. But there are hints that this imbalance may be (in part) responsible for a slight increase risk in colon cancer. Researchers are not sure why.
Fish oil does more than just provide health benefits to the heart. It may reduce the risk of colon cancer. We suggest taking omega-3's fatty acid pills rather than the omega-3-6-9 combination. Take 2 to 4 grams daily.
See our detailed reviews and list of the health benefits of fish oil.