Omega-3s may reduce risk of breast cancer

According to research published in the American Association of Cancer journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, fish oil may play a role in preventing chronic disease such as breast cancer.

Researchers followed more than 35,000 postmenopausal women to complete a questionnaire about their use of supplements. Among those women, about 900 developed breast cancer within six years of their participation. The results of the questionnaire indicated that those who regularly took fish oil, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, showed a 32 percent reduced risk of developing the disease.

“It may be that the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil supplements are higher than most people would typically get from their diet,” said lead researcher Emily White.

Those looking to increase their omega-3 intake may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

OmegaKrill from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains three times the amount of omega-3 as traditional fish oil. Regular intake may improve immune function and lead to increased energy.

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