Do Omega 3s Fatty Acids (fish oil) protect against cancer?
A number of articles have appeared in the Medical Literature in the past several years suggesting that herbs and supplements are not as effective as they are thought to be. Careful review of these articles has shown many to be not only biased in their interpretation but poor science. Nonetheless, the press and the medical journals have given natural products a very negative spin. Let’s look at one in particular. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released the results of a new review of the several dozen population studies that had collected data both on people’s estimated intake of omega-3 fatty acids and their health status. The authors of this “meta-analysis” came to the conclusion that omega-3 fatty acids are unlikely to prevent cancer. The intake of omega 3 fatty acids was based on intake of fish. Fish vary greatly in their fat content. Some fish consumed had very little fat. And some of the subjects ate so little fish as to not make a difference in their nutrit