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Speciality supplements v breast cancer.

Theodore M Brasky et al tracked 35,000 post-menopausal women from 2000 to 2007, digging into their use of speciality supplements and the rate of breast cancer.

Speciality here means non-minerals and non-vitamins.

The team found that current use of fish oil (omega-3) was associated with a 32% reduction in the risk of breast cancer.

The risk reduction was associated with the most common form of breast cancer (ductal).

Study co-author Dr Emily White cautioned against gleaming results from a single study. It’s normal to get supporting research before issuing public advice.

The study also looked at other supplements typically used for menopausal symptoms – black cohosh, dong quai, soy, and St. John’s wort. None of these altered the risk ratio for breast cancer.


July 8, 2010 - Posted by | Breast cancer, Emily White, Fish oil, Health, Omega-3, Soy, Success, Theodore M Brasky

1 Comment »

  1. I really have enjoyed reading your health articles, since I am into living a healthy life-style.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Comment by lauralyseight | July 8, 2010 | Reply

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