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Should we worry about Omega 3 and Prostate Cancer?

Recent widespread reporting of a study linking Omega 3 fatty acids with prostate cancer requires immediate comment. The Institute is not alone in questioning the validity of the study, although objections to such reporting rarely receive the same publicity as the initial sensationalist stories. In this instance, members of our Science Advisory Council have responded in a joint letter to the journal in which the study was originally published, laying out specific challenges to the methodology and interpretation of results.

Trustee and Science Advisory Council Chairman Professor John Stein said: “From this study it would be impossible to draw the conclusion that there is a cause and effect relationship between the consumption of Omega 3 and prostate cancer.”

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