A study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention conference has shown that there is an inverse association between Omega 3 fatty acids and colon cancer risk. In particular cancers of the distal bowel, Omega 3 fatty acids are abundant in salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel and sardines.

Subjects were recruited at random and their diets assessed over the last 12 months using a food frequency questionnaire, it was shown that people who ate more omega 3 fatty acids had a lower risk of colon cancer more so in white participants.

So yet another reason to enjoy fish.


Eat More Omega 3 to Lower Risk of Colon Cancer

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