Tuesday, April 26, 2011

DHA and prostate cancer

Chia friends

A study just published in the American Journal of Epidemiology reported that the long chain form of omega3 called DHA, (which comes from fish oil) was found to be positively correlated with high grade prostate cancer. These findings are contrary from what would be expected from the normally anti-inflammatory effect of this omega3 fatty acid.

Given these findings men should take a look at reducing the amount of fish oil and fish products consumed and switch to chia since the omega3 form found in chia (ALA) has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects like all omega3 fatty acids, and like other omega3 fatty acids has been shown to have heart healthy benefits, but not the negative prostate cancer effects.



  1. Thank you very much for mentioning this study. My husband and I take high dose fish oil, which is now a concern.

    He does get a tb. of chia seed in the breakfast bread I bake, so at least that's a plus!

  2. Chia has also been linked to prostate cancer

  3. There is no documented scientific study that links chia to prostate cancer that I know of. If anyone has a link or copy of the study please share it.

    The problem with the internet is that anyone can post anything, truths or lies.