Fish Oil Study Faux Pas

Researchers suggest that the study stating omega-3’s can increase prostate cancer chances should be disregarded

Researchers suggest that fish oil does not lead to prostate cancer, discrediting some studies

Recent studies show that the omega-3’s found in fish oil with synthetic vitamins increase mens’ chances of developing prostate cancer. Dr. Theodore Brasky, of Ohio State University Medical Center, conducted the study, which was released in 2011 and it spread through the media rapidly.

While many publications posted rebuttals to Brasky’s studies, KC Craichy, author of Super Health 7, and CEO of Living Fuel Inc. discredited his report as “nothing more than fishing for data with a preconceived conclusion,” reported PRweb earlier this week. He then went on to point out that it was an entirely inappropriate test, referencing Japan as one of the largest fish-eating countries in the world. Studies in Japan found that omega-3’s had a significant effect, aiding in decreasing mortality rates due to prostate cancer.


Brasky’s study was criticized for only having a third of the suggested amount of omega-3’s in his study classified as ‘high’ by Craichy, who actually said based on scientific standards, these levels were extremely low, and without significance statistically .