Prostate cancer. Definitely not the words men want to hear from their doctors. Prostate cancer is spreading rapidly among the male population in every single developed nation. Its effects can be devastating. Fortunately, preventing it is largely under our own control.

A large number of medical studies have linked prostate cancer to dietary factors, specifically, to an imbalance between the omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids in the blood. The main culprit seems to be arachidonic acid. An excess of arachidonic acid can cause serious health problems, including inflammation, heart disease and prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is a hormonal cancer, which means that it is fed and exacerbated by high levels of certain hormones. Unfortunately, arachidonic acid is converted by the body into precisely the hormones that feed prostate cancer cells.

Luckily for all men above 30 years of age, there is a natural substance which can actually stop the conversion of arachidonic acid into the aforementioned hormones. That substance is concentrated fish oil, which is composed of the omega 3 fats EPA and DHA. It has been found over and over again, that men who consume larger amounts of fatty fish or take concentrated fish oil capsules have a much lower incidence of prostate cancer. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that taking about a half gram of EPA and DHA every day can decrease prostate cancer rates by anywhere from 15% to 25% across-the-board.

The studies have been conducted by institutions such as the Harvard Medical School, the National Cancer Institute and various prestigious Scandinavian Universities and hospitals. Having studied biochemistry for many years, I have come to the conclusion that taking a top quality, concentrated fish oil supplement daily is one of the most, if not the most, essential part of a daily disease prevention routine.

The question is, which is the best way to achieve this? The easiest, most effective and cheapest method is to select a superior quality omega 3 supplement in capsule form, and to take it every day. It is very important to make sure that the product you select is tested for both purity and potency and that it has an independent certificate of analysis attesting to these facts. Many fish oil products on the market today are contaminated with heavy metals and even radiation, depending on the fishing zone of the raw materials used to make the oils.

Potency and purity are the two most important criteria for choosing a fish oil supplement.

Author's Bio: 

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