Fatty fish consumption and risk of prostate cancer

Lancet. 2001 Jun 2;357(9270):1764-6. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(00)04889-3.

Abstract

Consumption of fatty fish might reduce the risk of prostate cancer, although epidemiological studies of fish consumption are rare. We studied the association between fish consumption and prostate cancer in a population-based prospective cohort of 6272 Swedish men. During 30 years of follow-up, men who ate no fish had a two-fold to three-fold higher frequency of prostate cancer than those who ate moderate or high amounts did. Our results suggest that fish consumption could be associated with decreased risk of prostate cancer.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Diet*
  • Fatty Acids, Omega-3 / administration & dosage
  • Fatty Acids, Omega-3 / therapeutic use*
  • Fishes*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / mortality
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Registries
  • Risk Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Sweden / epidemiology
  • Twins, Monozygotic*

Substances

  • Fatty Acids, Omega-3