Friday, February 23, 2007

Eat More Fish: Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Seafood and Fish Oil Capsules Prevent Colon Cancer

Eating fish may reduce colon cancer risk. A new study found that men not taking aspirin with high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids had a 66% reduction of colorectal cancer compared with those with low levels. Omega-3 fatty acids aid brain function and protect against dementia and heart disease. Cold water fish or seafood are high in omega-3 fats. Fish oil capsules can be taken as a nutritional supplement. In addition to fish or seafood other sources of omega-3 fats are listed below.

• Fish and seafood
• Fish oil capsules
• Flaxseed oil
• Free-range chicken
• Game meat
• Leafy green vegetables
• Liver
• Nuts: Brazil, Cashews, Macadamia, Pistachios, walnuts
• Omega-3 enriched chicken eggs
• Pasture-fed beef or buffalo
• Walnuts

Omega-3 fatty acids may block the chemical pathway linked to cancer development and growth. Eating the equivalent of a U.S. standard sized meal of fish or seafood a twice week is linked to higher IQ babies. For those taking fish oil capsule, the typical preventive dose of omega-3 fatty acids is 1-2 grams a day while higher doses of 4-6 grams may be needed to treat various illnesses. Those with blood clotting problems or taking blood thinners should exercise caution and talk to their doctors before taking any fish oil capsule supplements. These supplements should be stopped before surgery.

Eating more fish or taking fish oil caps is an easy and effective strategy for improving your health. You may have a higher IQ children, less of a chance of Alzheimer’s disease and heart attack through a natural method that doesn't involve taking medications! There are much more health through food and the digestive system insights coming from the Food Doc. I am daily searching for the latest breaking medical discoveries on the link of food, altered gut microbes, and the digestive tract to share with you.

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Hall, M et al. “Blood levels of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, aspirin and the risk of colorectal cancer” Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. February 2007, 16:314-321.

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