Will Eating Fish Prevent Breast Cancer?

A new report was published online June 27 in the journal BMJ (British Medical Journal) which claims that regularly eating oily fish such as salmon, tuna or sardines may help reduce the risk of breast cancer. These fish are known to contain a fatty acid called PUFA’s (n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids). Twenty one different studies that looked at the intake of fish and PUFAs were reviewed by Dr.Li and his group. More than 800,000 women in the United States, Europe and Asia, and 20,000 cases of breast cancer were included in previously published research. The women were followed from 4 to 20 years. Conflicting results about the protective effects of PUFAs that are found in fish and breast cancer risk

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