Omega-3 PUFA: Good or bad for prostate cancer?

January 1, 2008 Human Health and Nutrition Data 0 Comments

Omega-3 PUFA: Good or bad for prostate cancer?

Year: 2008
Authors: Brouwer, I.A.
Publication Name: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids
Publication Details: Volume 79; Pages 97 – 99


Introduction: The objective of this meta-analysis was to estimate quantitatively the associations between intake or status of omega-3 polyunsaturated (omega-3 PUFA) fatty acids and occurrence of prostate cancer in observational studies in humans.
Methods: We combined risk estimates across studies using random-effects models.
Results: The combined estimate showed an increased risk of prostate cancer in men with a high intake or blood level of a-linolenic acid (ALA) (combined relative risk (RR) 1.36; 95% CI 1.08

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