Study, omega-3s from fish and lower mortality from colorectal cancer

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A recent study finds an intriguing connection between omega-3 fatty acids from fish and survival of colorectal cancer, the third most common and third deadliest cancer.

There is a lot of research on cancer prevention and omega-3 fatty acids, which come from fatty fish along with plant foods sources — like walnuts and flaxseed. This study focused on omega-3s from fish and cancer survivorship.

Garlic Salmon with Black Bean Sauce: Photographs by Heather Victoria Photography
Garlic Salmon with Black Bean Sauce: Photographs by Heather Victoria Photography

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    Review, Following AICR Recommendations for Cancer Prevention Really Does Prevent Cancer

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    Eating plenty of plant foods, being active and following AICR’s other recommendations for cancer prevention consistently and significantly decreases cancer incidence and death, finds the first independently-conducted review of the research on the topic. The study was published today in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention.

    AICR research shows that almost a third of the most common US cancers could be prevented by following AICR Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.

    Today’s paper looked at studies that investigated how both AICR Recommendations and American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines for cancer prevention linked to incidence and mortality. Read more… “Review, Following AICR Recommendations for Cancer Prevention Really Does Prevent Cancer”

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      Massive new study, activity cuts risk of 13 cancers

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      A large new study that pooled together data from a dozen studies found that those who walk, swim, jog or do other sorts of activity the most are at lower risk of developing 13 different types of cancer compared to those who are the least active. The study included almost 1.5 million participants and supports the importance of physical activity for lower cancer risk.

      It was published today in JAMA Internal Medicine.

      Activity MashupAICR research shows that activity lowers risk of colon, breast, and endometrial cancers. There is some evidence being active may play a role in other cancers, but many of these studies are relatively small; AICR continues to analyze the research – including this study – as part of its Continuous Update Project.

      The strength of this study was that it could pool together cancers that are not as common. Here, researchers included 12 population studies from the United States and Europe to look at how physical activity links to 26 cancer types. All together, the studies included 1.4 million men and women, ages 18 to 98. The average age was 59. Read more… “Massive new study, activity cuts risk of 13 cancers”

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