A 22-year Prospective Study of Fish, n-3 Fatty Acid Intake, and Colorectal Cancer Risk in Men

Not to rattle on incessantly about how much we can do about preventing cancer..but I just can’t help it. In this solid, long term study, we find up to a 40% reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer in those men with the highest intake of omega-3 fatty fish such as salmon. Given that colorectal cancer is up there in the number of cases and deaths, this could result in a staggering reduction in the number of cases. Couple this with soluble fiber, health bacterial flora, optimal vitamin D intake and it’s almost GONE.

So why is this message just not making it out to the public? Why do we continue to promote the idea of finding and funding a cure when prevention is so darn clear cut in almost all cases? A side note–there is a clear difference between farm raised and wild caught fish. Salmon in the wild eat algae as a fuel source, which is loaded in DHA and carotenoids. Farmed raised in generally fed grain meal, has dyes added instead of natural carotenoids, is high is pesticides and contributes to the perpetuation of parasites that destroy wild salmon. Still want to order the farmed raised?

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.