Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are important for a number of functions in the body. They are found in foods such as fatty fish and vegetable oils and are also available as dietary supplements. A recent study showed an increased risk of prostate cancer among men with high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids. The study, an analysis of data from the SELECT Study, was funded by NCCAM and the National Cancer Institute.
- Brasky TM, Darke AK, Song X, et al. Plasma phospholipid fatty acids and prostate cancer risk in the SELECT trial. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. First published online July 10, 2013.