In mid-July a ridiculous poorly designed poorly done study was published by a “reputable journal” from the National Cancer Institute. It associated “high Omega 3 intake” with a 70% increased risk of prostate cancer. It was published by one Dr T. Brasky and his research time and derived from a sub group analysis of another study called the SELECT Trail designed to look at the effects of selenium on prostate cancer risk.
In my blog “As I lay Dying” and the subsequent blogs after it I detailed how absurd the Brasky study was. I concluded that in my opinion the negative press was absolutely a deliberate ploy in the part of these researchers to get attention.
Sadly it worked.
For a while.
I remember one irate gentleman out there who engaged me on another web site basically saying that 3 well known experts including a nationally famous Urologist and a well-known Endocrinologist said it was dangerous and “did I think I knew more about prostate cancer than they did”.
I didn’t bother to answer at that point because it was pointless but here is the answer I would have given: “No I don’t know more about prostate cancer, but I know a hell of a lot more about Omega 3’s and fish oil than those bozo’s!”
So for about 6 weeks I stood as pretty much a lone voice for fish oil.
But I predicted in due time another study, a better designed study, a study that was actually asking a question instead of selling and agenda, would come out and refute any association and support the use of fish oil as a beneficial thing in prostate cancer.
This by the way is not rocket science. The positive studies on fish oil outnumber the negative 99.9 to1.
So a recent study from UCLA was just released that showed the combination of a low fat diet along with fish oil ( which is ALL fat by the way!) may help prevent recurrent prostate cancer and decrease its growth .
One comment the only role of eating a low fat diet in this disease and other diseases in my opinion is that it limits the amount of grain fed Omega 6 rich meat these men consumed. If they ate free range grass fed I think it would be of additional help.
One way to boost the Omega 3 ratio in the blood is to consume less of its opposite, Omega 6.
Restricting Omega 6 and increasing Omega 3 are critical to cancer prevention in everything I have ever read.
Which leads me to the final statement. I think the National Cancer Institute’s allowance of Dr Brasky’s study to be published was bordering on criminal.
Worse werethe statements he allegedly made recommending people to consume more Omega 6.
That advice will in my opinion actually increase your risk of cancer.
To all the internet guru’s, internet doctors, cowardly health care providers, news anchors and “experts” who immediately jumped on the “Fish oil may increase risk of Prostate Cancer” where are you now?
Probably onto some other trending story that will boost your sales and your ratings.
To the guy who told me I was wrong and he was right because he had expert opinion on his side, I am waiting for your letter of apology.
I have yet to see one retraction from anyone.
To all my faithful readers, clients, customers and patients who had learned enough from me to know this whole thing was bogus I say congratulations for not being snowed by “public opinion”.
If anything, after 12 years you know I tell you the truth even when it is not popular. I don’t side with the traditional allopathic agenda. I don’t side with the Holistic or Alternative agenda. I routinely disagree with “experts” on both sides of that fence.
Me? I side with the truth. And believe me there is truth out there.
That truth is all you and me will ever need to live our best lives!
With deepest appreciation…
PS Not only am I not dead, but I am growing younger as we speak!!!