Prostate cancer can be a devastating disease that can affect not only the men who have it, but also their entire families. I have seen a lot of the emotional turmoil that families can be thrown into when somebody in the family is diagnosed with prostate or another form of cancer.

The question is this: Is there any way that men can protect themselves and give their bodies a fighting chance against the disease?

The answer is yes. Since the late 1980s, study after study has shown that the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, found in deep ocean fish and fish oil supplements can slow or stop the growth of prostate cancer cells. One study, done by the Harvard school of public health, found that for every 500 mg of extra fish fat consumed every week, the risk of getting metastatic prostate cancer decreased by 24%!

Then came a study published in the Journal of Cancer Research, done by the University of California at San Francisco, which showed unequivocally that fish oil supplementation can help men avoid and fight prostate cancer successfully.

The leader of the study concluded that the increased risk of getting the disease was combated by getting 500 mg of polyunsaturated fatty acids found in fish, every single day. This is because the EPA and DHA found in fish fat can actually affect one of our genes (known as the COX-2 gene) which is actually linked to prostate cancer. Some people have a variant of this gene which causes them to have excess inflammation in the body. According to this researcher, the omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish can protect men who have these gene variant from prostate cancer and help them fight it at the early stages.

As someone who is very health-conscious, and is also interested in studying the roots of disease, I found this to be very exciting! As I approach the age of 40, I keep my eye on my blood test results and check my PSA regularly, just in case.

I believe that the best, most effective and cheapest way to get the benefits of polyunsaturated fatty acids is to take a high-grade, pure, molecularly distilled with fish oil every single day. I and my family have been doing it for quite awhile now. With great success!

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