Study Update Says Thumbs Up for Fish Oil Supplements to Prevent Breast Cancer

07/14/2010 10:47 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

I am excited to read about the following finding as I recently returned from a trip to Bristol Bay, Alaska to explore firsthand wild Alaskan salmon and the healing power of its fish oil. Wild salmon fish oil contains numerous nutrients that can help further explain the powerful results discussed below.

Wild Alaskan Salmon fish oil -- whether eating the fish or taking a wild Alaskan fish oil supplement -- naturally contains omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D (which research has shown to have breast cancer prevention benefits as well as being a factor in survival once diagnosed), and astaxanthin (antioxidant which research has shown to have cancer preventive benefits).

The results of a very large epidemiological study from Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are making headlines worldwide.

In short, the study showed that women who took fish oil regularly were 32 percent less likely to develop breast cancer over a six-year period (Brasky TM et al. 2010).

(Excerpted from the Vital Choice Newsletter).