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Omega-3 EPA/DHA May Decrease Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer
Date:4/7/2009

in 2008. In the US, the American Cancer Society's Cancer Facts and Figures 2008 lists prostate cancer as the most diagnosed cancer in American men. The society also ranks prostate cancer as the second most diagnosed and the sixth leading cause of death by cancer among men globally.

In addition to helping lower the risk of developing prostate cancer, Omega-3 EPA/DHA has proven heart health benefits and may reduce the risk of esophageal and colorectal cancer. Additionally, research suggests Omega-3 EPA/DHA may improve cognitive function and symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), contribute to weight loss, reduce symptoms of depression, and lower the risk of stroke.

About Omega-3:

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid (EFA), consisting of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Oily fish, including anchovies, sardines, mackerel, and salmon, are the only known natural sources of Omega-3 EPA/DHA. ALA is found in plants, such as flax and chia. It is important to note that only EPA and DHA contribute to the many health benefits associated with Omega-3. While the body can convert ALA into EPA/DHA, it does so very inefficiently (less than one percent), making it impossible to derive Omega-3-related health benefits from plant sources. Furthermore, although Omega-3 EPA/DHA is vital to overall good health, the human body is not able to produce it on its own, so supplementation is required, either by eating oily fish or foods fortified with Omega-3 EPA/DHA, or by taking fish oil supplements. Learn more about the health benefits of Omega-3 EPA/DHA at www.meg-3.com.

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Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) is a privately held company, whose major shareholder is Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated. Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated is a diversified holding/inv
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