OMEGA 3 UPDATE:
Experts slam Omega 3 link to Prostate Cancer as overblown ‘scaremongering’.
Recent news headlines suggested that marine sourced Omega 3 may cause prostate cancer. This “news” was based on a research study by Brasky (2013) that involved men participating in a Selenium and Vitamin E cancer prevention trial to investigate potential ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Brasky’s study did not link marine sourced Omega 3 oils either from eating fish or taking fish oil supplements as directly causing an increased risk of prostate cancer. It merely found that a group of prostate cancer patients had a higher level of Omega 3 in their blood plasma. This in no way suggests a cause and effect relationship. Indeed there is no evidence that anybody in this study actually took an Omega 3 supplement.
What the experts have to say:
“People should not change their behaviour based on a single study. I would take it with a little bit of caution.” Dr Harry Comber, Director of the National Cancer Registry in Ireland
“The scientific strength of it is weak, at best.” Professor D’Amico, Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and is chief of Genitourinary Radiation Oncology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
“Omega 3, such as is found in oily fish, has been the focus of a large amount of research (over 17,000 studies), the majority of which points to it having wide ranging health benefits when eaten as part of a balanced diet. Therefore we would not encourage any man to change their diet as a result of this study, but to speak to their doctor if they have any concerns about prostate cancer.” Director of Research, Prostate Cancer UK
How much Udo’s Oil should I take?
We recommend one dessertspoon for every 50 pounds or 25 kilos of body weight per day to get optimum benefit. It’s best to start with one spoon and build up to your optimum amount. A small number of people can feel a little nausea as the body adjusts, so if this happens, reduce the amount you take and build up gradually. Most people need a little more in winter than summer.
How do I know I’m getting the right amount?
Your body is intelligent. It knows its own hierarchy when it comes to your health and prioritises your most vital organs. Heart and Brain are high on the list and will be first to take what they need from your oil. After your vital organs and glands are satisfied then come your joints and all soft tissue. Next, your skin, the outermost organ. When you feel your skin becoming smooth and velvety soft, then you can be sure the rest of the vital cells everywhere in your body are getting the optimum amount of Udo’s Choice® Ultimate Oil. You’ll feel the difference.