Fight the 4th Most Deadly Cancer …

Posted on September 9, 2010 by

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The importance of Omega-3 fatty acids can not, it seems, be stressed enough. I want to share with you some very recent findings by researchers at UC San Francisco, published in the International Journal of Cancer.

Results of this study indicate that consuming high levels of saturated and some monounsaturated fatty acids may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer mortality.

There is good news!

According to these findings, consuming a minimum of 850 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids per day was associated with a 53% reduction in the risk of pancreatic cancer. Benefits were also observed when Omega-3 fatty acid supplements are combined with increased Vitamin C and E supplements.

Researchers noted that vitamins have known anti-carcinogenic effects; Vitamins C & E reduce oxidative stress and therefore work to reduce cancer-causing mutations.

What does this mean?

The bottom line is that consuming large amounts of saturated fats (butter, palm oils, animal fats, and dairy fats) and some monounsaturated fats (nut oils, for example) should, as a rule, be limited.

The healthiest fats to consume are polyunsaturated, found in fish, whole grains, & sunflower and hemp seeds to name a few. Fats are a very important element in every healthy diet but it is critical to eat them in balance with quality protein and complex carbohydrates. Canada’s Food Guide is an excellent resource! Also, see my previous post on Omega-3 fatty acids to learn more.

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