reply to post by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
Oh for God's Sake....let us bring just a tiny speck of common sense to the subject.
1. What is the actual risk of prostate cancer in the United State?
Answer: The risk is 152 cases of prostate cancer per 100,000 for all races. This amounts to just 0.152 %.
This means that over the course of a man's life, his risk of prostate cancer is less than 1 % and he has a 99 % chance of NEVER getting prostate
2. The estimated increase in risk if you take Omega-3 supplement is 17 %. That would be 17 % of 0.152 % =
0.003 %. So the total estimated increase in risk if you take Omega-3 supplement is a big fat whopping 0.153 %.
If you are man, and you take fish oil supplements, you would still have a risk of prostate cancer of less than 1 % and still have a 99 % change of
NEVER getting prostate cancer.
(allow me to change this to 71 % increase in risk)
71 % of 0.152 % = 0.1 % increase for a total of 0.252 % increase in risk
So if you are man, and you take fish oil supplements - you would still have a risk of prostate cancer of less than 2 % and still have a 98 % change of
NEVER getting prostate cancer).
So you gonna stay up late at night worrying about it?
The so-called "increase in risk" truthfully means the hypothesis "does taking fish oil supplements cause prostate cancer" has been proven not to be
true by this study.
The scientist in this study lives in a "publish or perish" world where grants are only given to scientists who can deliver desired results. There are
three questions to ask here:
Are you really going to worry about an increase of risk of 0.003 % for a rare cancer?
What are the benefits of taking fish oils and do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Who funded this study and do they have a vested interest in alarming the public?
Tired of Control Freaks
edit on 11-7-2013 by TiredofControlFreaks because: Forgot to add the link to prove what the actual risk of prostate
edit on 11-7-2013 by TiredofControlFreaks because: added 71 % calculation