CAN THIS SUPPLEMENT SLASH BREAST CANCER RISK??
Hate to beat a dead horse, but I’m going to anyway. Most types of cancer are repeatedly shown to be lowered through lifestyle factors. Exercise, Vit D levels, stress, diet, chemical exposure. The list is endless and puts almost all the power for prevention back in the hands of the patient at risk.
This particular study was a little different, and actually looked at supplement use instead of dietary intake. The authors found that fish oil supplements may potentially lower the risk by up to 32%. While they stress that this is not a recommendation to prevent breast cancer (yet), it again points to the power of lifestyle in the ability to prevent breast cancer.
Do NOT EVER rely on early detection (i.e. mammography, self exams, GYN app’ts) to prevent breast cancer. These are designed to detect problems already present and should NOT be mistaken for “prevention.”