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Omega-3 Supplements Linked To Prostate Cancer

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posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 01:51 PM
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Propaganda from the drug companies.

They have one bad study that correlated increased percentage of low grade prostate cancer with increased serum levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Compare that to the thousands of studies that show omega 3's associated with decreased inflammatory markers, cancer prevention, etc. but the new study makes national (alarmist) headlines.

My problems with the study:
1) it didn't use a control or standardized product. All fish oil is not created equally, and much of what people buy is el-cheapo Walmart crap that comes in a 5000 count capsule size and was likely rancid before they opened it, let alone after it has been sitting on their kitchen counter for the past 10 months.

2) since no standard product was used, peroxidase levels of the product can not be checked.

3) the study was on cancer patients. It doesn't specify how long they had been diagnosed. They, like many cancer patients may be heavily dosing on supplements as a last minute measure to treat their prostate cancer. Again, nothing was stated and the study didnt specify prostate patients at time of diagnosis.

4) it doesn't specify the type of cancer patients in the control group, nor how long they had been treated for cancer, nor what stage of cancer they were in. If it were. Group of stage 4 cancer patients as opposed to low grade prostate patients -you would expect them to have less of every nutrient in their bodies!

5) maybe their cancers were low grade and not more severe simply because they had higher levels of omega 3 fa's in their blood?

6) this was just an alarmist study with no real clinical value




posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 05:55 PM
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How could it be propaganda from drug companies if, by your own admission, there are hundreds of studies testifying to the health benefits of these fish oils and only one which delineates its potential risk?



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 06:01 AM
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posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 07:24 AM
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Originally posted by Corruption Exposed


See a pattern here yet?

First well done to the OP for posting this. Yes I see a 'pattern'. The vitamin/supplement industry (and yes it is an industry) is just little pharma as opposed to big pharma. The first thing that vitamin junkies need to understand is that the chemicals involved in manufacture are not 'natural' at all. The second thing is that marketing to the masses is just that and has nothing whatsover to do with concerns for your welfare. The third thing to understand is that if something has the power to effect good biological changes, it also has the power to do harm - in exactly the same way that mainstream drugs do.
But you see them in UK 'health shops' all the time - idiots believing that a few bottles of this and that will make up for their unhealthy lifestyle. Gullible idiots who are tinkering with their body's natural balance because they have self diagnosed a condition or a 'deficiency'. And unqualified assistants dispensing health advice - both to the neurotic worried well and to those who really should see a real doctor.
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posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 11:56 AM
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posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 07:51 AM
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Originally posted by Tetrarch42
How could it be propaganda from drug companies if, by your own admission, there are hundreds of studies testifying to the health benefits of these fish oils and only one which delineates its potential risk?



The drug companies have been systematically buying up the supplement companies for the past 15 years or so. The majority of studies that find to the negative for supplements are funded by big pharma. Who coincidently, keep trying to lobby to get access to supplementation reduced and revoked.

A big vitamin C study came out a few years ago concluding that vitamin C was useless for colds/flu. It made national headlines and was hyped up for weeks. If you actually went and read the study though, it was a study designed to fail. They gave people with the flu 25 mg of vitamin C, not even a fraction of the RDI ad no where near a therapeutic dose (2000-3000+ mg/day).



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 10:27 PM
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Interesting report...although I am having trouble buying the dubious claims.
So, I went to see what the search engines had to say...and of course...link after link of the same info....except for this analysis....
www.marksdailyapple.com...

Even though this study doesn’t give any reason to shun fatty fish or their oils, it’s a nice segue into a related issue: A bad diet plus fish oil is still a bad diet. And given the oxidation-prone nature of all polyunsaturated fats, a massive intake of omega-3’s – despite their brilliance in moderation – could potentially do more harm than good. If you’re trying to restore a healthy ratio of omega fats, avoiding omega-6-rich foods (and supplementing wisely) is a better strategy than chugging fish oil like a frat boy with gin.




posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 09:52 AM
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Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
Ok, I figured this story should go into the 'Current News' section as it is 'Current News' on the Sky Website:

news.sky.com...

Taking health supplements with omega-3 fatty acids can increase the chances of contracting prostate cancer, according to new research.

Omega-3 fatty acids, found naturally in oily fish and lauded for their anti-inflammatory properties, were found to increase the risk of high-grade disease by 71%.

Taking omega-3 was also associated with a 44% greater chance of developing low-grade prostate cancer.

Overall, the fatty acids raised the risk of all prostate cancers by 43%.

A US team of scientists compared blood samples from 834 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1,393 participants without the disease.

High blood concentrations of all three omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in supplements EPA, DPA and DHA were linked to the findings.


So, what do you think about this??

Companies bring out these Pills, Vitamins, Omega's and don't even know the consequences of their actions!

I can see a lot of 'Law Suits' being bought against these Companies! I think this discovery is appalling, putting peoples lives at risk.... I have always said that we are like Rats being tested on by TPTB.




actually it is a fake study because No actual fish oil was used in the study

No actual fish oil was used in the study
No actual fish oil was used in the study
No actual fish oil was used in the study

Got that?

To help diffuse some of the hysteria, here are the facts about this new fish oil "study" that you will not hear about from the mainstream media:

1) No actual fish oil was used in the study
You read that correctly. If you take a look at the actual study itself, you will realize that the researchers involved, many of whom happen to be cancer industry shills, merely looked at existing blood levels of both EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in participants. At no time during this so-called study, in other words, were fish oil supplements ever administered to any participants.

But this obvious discrepancy has not stopped the mainstream media from running wild with ridiculous headlines indicting fish oil supplements as a cause of prostate cancer. Suddenly decades of research proving that omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for virtually all systems of the body is scrapped in favor of a single observational study that did not even test the product now being slammed as dangerous.Most of the study participants who developed prostate cancer were fat smokers who drank lots of alcohol and...

Learn more: www.naturalnews.com...


Learn more: www.naturalnews.com...



posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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What happened to 'correlation does not equal causation?'
The major irony in all this is that drug and vaccine industry shills constantly try to debunk the scientific merits of nutritional supplements like fish oil by claiming that "correlation does not equal causation." This tired and painfully overused mantra is a common go-to phrase used to shut down any discussion about the benefits of food and vitamins as evidenced by scientific research.

And yet this latest study claiming that fish oil causes prostate cancer is the epitome of what this phrase actually embodies. Beyond fallaciously blaming the presence of omega-3s in participants' bloodstreams as some kind of causative factor in triggering prostate cancer, this latest quack study provides absolutely no evidence whatsoever to even hint that its insane findings represent anything more than agenda-driven correlation with no basis in reality.

Learn more: www.naturalnews.com...



posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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What happened to 'correlation does not equal causation?'
The major irony in all this is that drug and vaccine industry shills constantly try to debunk the scientific merits of nutritional supplements like fish oil by claiming that "correlation does not equal causation." This tired and painfully overused mantra is a common go-to phrase used to shut down any discussion about the benefits of food and vitamins as evidenced by scientific research.

And yet this latest study claiming that fish oil causes prostate cancer is the epitome of what this phrase actually embodies. Beyond fallaciously blaming the presence of omega-3s in participants' bloodstreams as some kind of causative factor in triggering prostate cancer, this latest quack study provides absolutely no evidence whatsoever to even hint that its insane findings represent anything more than agenda-driven correlation with no basis in reality.

Learn more: www.naturalnews.com...



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