What is Omega 3? They are the fatty acids that are present in many foods and forms a responsible component of a healthy mans diet. These fatty oils are seen to curb prostrate cancer. From the findings of a survey it has been found that those men who do not have a daily consumption of omega 3 fatty acids in their diets they are most likely to suffer from prostate cancer compared to those who are having a daily dose of the supplement.
The finding is as follows: - Men those who consumed dark oily fish one to three times per month had a 36 percent better chance of not developing cancer of the prostate. This statistic increased to 57 percent where men ate such fish at least once a week.
But should you start having omega 3 fatty acids? No. There are researches still going on that have shown that the intake of omega 3 to reduce the chance of prostrate cancer is not likely to be same for the people having COX-2 gene for whom the likeliness to have prostate cancer increased than those having COX-2 gene but didnít had omega 3 in diet.
Barring the ill effects omega 3 has also other good effects. Not only does it work for reducing risk of prostrate cancer but if also provided good results for those people who had already been diagnosed for the cancer. The ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids is important in the fight against cancer. Androgen has been shown to increase the growth of cancer cells in the prostrate. But in cases where cancer cells are made to expose in front of omega 3 which are devoid of omega 6, the increase of cancer cells has been found to stop. The results were opposite in case of exposing the cells in front of omega 6 fatty acids.
The most commonly found foods containing Omega 3 fatty acids are dark oily fish, whole grains and certain nuts.