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Optimizing Omega-3 Intake May Avert Kidney Cancer PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:17 pm

Omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent kidney cancer in women, says a newly published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.1 While omega-3 consumption is correlated with decreased risks of heart disease, depression, and breast cancer, its role in kidney cancer has previously been unknown.2-4

Scientists followed a group of 61,433 women, aged 40-76, over an average of 15 years. The women completed a food-frequency questionnaire at baseline and at the study's end. Regular consumption of omega-3-rich fatty fishโ€”such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, and herring was associated with a significantly decreased risk of developing renal cell carcinoma, or kidney cancer. By contrast, consumption of lean fish (low in omega-3 fatty acids) did not protect the women against developing kidney cancer.1 n Read more...

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