Omega-3 fatty acids may find a following in active living communities as a new study suggests that they protect against advanced prostate cancer.
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco found that men who consumed the most amounts of omega-3 had a 63 percent smaller risk of advanced prostate canc
er, and that benefit was found even in men with genetics known to cause inflammation.
Dr John Witte said the benefits of the fatty acids may be found by consuming "dark fish suh as salmon one or more times per week."
The fatty acids have also been shown to benefit heart health by reducing blood pressure and blood clots.
Other good sources, according to cnnhealth.com, include almonds and walnuts, black and kidney beans and flaxseed.
A study from the University of California Los Angeles also found that a diet rich with fatty acids may delay the onset of Alzheimer's by increasing proteins that destroy the source of toxic plaques in the brain, although further research will be needed to determine the right dosing.