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A Fish Tale You Can Trust

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A better diet can cut your odds of getting cancer.

A review of 21 studies totaling nearly a million patients found women who ate the most fish had 14% lower risk of breast cancer compared to those who ate the least.

Omega 3 fatty acids in fish can affect cell growth and cell differentiation. The fish can be fresh, frozen, or canned. But it’s best if it’s fatty. “Fatty fish” are highest in omega 3’s and include salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, lake trout, and tuna.

In this study, only omega threes from fish were protective. Plant based omega 3’s – the ones in nuts, seeds, and green leafy vegetables- didn’t help.

Breast cancer is the one many women fear most. It’s a leading cause of cancer death in women- second only to lung cancer. Each year, more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with it.

Nearly 40,000 women will die.

Omega threes are not magic, but this study says they can help cut the risk.