Finally, we have some good news about prostate cancer. Two large-scale, long-term studies have now proven that consumption of concentrated fish oil or oily fish can slash the mortality rates of men afflicted with the disease.

In the Physician's Health Study, over 20,000 men were followed for 22 years. The study conclusively proved that men who ate at least five portions of oily fish every week were 48% less likely to die of the disease than those who ate only one portion per week. Concentrated fish oil is particularly effective at blocking metastatic cancers. It achieves this by blocking the conversion of arachidonic acid into the hormones which feed the cancer cells. In this way, it actually helps to stop prostate cancer from spreading.

When tumor cells of the prostate gland metastasize and invade other parts of the body, such as the bone marrow, prostate cancer becomes a much more serious disease. It is precisely in this process where the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil intervene. Researchers at one British hospital, the Christie hospital in Manchester, found that concentrated fish oil omega 3's can inhibit invasion of the bone marrow by prostate cancer cells.

Another key finding was that omega 6 fatty acids actually increase the risk that prostate cancer will spread. What this means is that all men who have prostate cancer or are at risk for prostate cancer should avoid all foods that contain these fats, including vegetable oils, such as corn oil and sunflower oil, nuts and seeds, and foods that have been fried in these oils. Prostate cancer cells use omega 6 fats as fuel, and giving them this fuel encourages rapid growth of the cancer cells.

I have a lot of personal experience with biochemistry and various health conditions and I cannot stress enough that dietary changes are essential to getting healthy, regardless of the health challenges involved. There is no quick-fix that will work if we continue to eat an unhealthy diet, plain and simple.

The easiest way to protect yourself is to eliminate the aforementioned foods from your diet and to take a strong concentrated fish oil supplement in capsule form every single day. This is much more precise and much more convenient than having to eat five portions of oily fish per week and is also much cleaner, because most fish sold to the public today is contaminated with heavy metals, industrial chemicals and radiation.

Selecting a top quality brand of concentrated fish oil involves finding a company that publishes an independent certificate of analysis setting out clearly the strength of the product and the tests that have proven that it is clean and free of contaminants. There is no more effective, natural way to protect ourselves from prostate cancer, and, indeed, many other ailments.

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