Opinion article* published in The Conversation written by Peter Howe, Professor of Nutrition Research in the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy; Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Centre at University of Newcastle.

A report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute late last week shows a potential link between omega-3 fatty acids and the risk of developing prostate cancer.

But it may be premature for people to reduce their omega-3 intake until we have a better understanding of what lies behind this apparent association.

News of potential adverse association with prostate cancer comes at a time when the public have been heeding the message that the omega-3s derived from marine sources are beneficial for cardiovascular health, counteracting inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and possibly improving mood and cognitive performance.

READ the full opinion article in The Conversation.

* Opinion pieces represent the author’s views.