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Pay attention time now for -- house -- joining us this morning is doctor David somebody.
Chairman of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital congratulations eager to move and -- -- robotics surgery.
We have got a Mark Siegel is this as a professor of medicine NYU's -- on medical center and the author of the inner pulse unlocking the secret code of sickness.
And help doctors -- is always his -- were.
We start with this stunning study have you heard about this it's past -- fish oil and -- supplements for men.
You know million of us take Omega three fatty acids for health and other benefits -- it's good for our heart.
Some new research this past week shows that it could potentially raise the risk of prostate cancer.
I'm more than 70%.
Nobody would tell us about that the -- somebody who -- all of our prod states I mean are you kidding me they tell us this stuff is great -- taken every morning for your heart and now it's gonna.
Potentially increase your risk for prostate cancer.
Yeah this was a shocking news and we've got so many emails about this and there's a lot of confusion that's going on so we want to clarify this.
This particular city that was published in journal National Cancer Institute talks about and he wasn't designed this particular study.
To find out if the official what causes prosecutors that this was.
Hit it any accidental association that was founded this -- got to be very careful about this.
What did part of this select study that looked at vitamin.
-- -- presume -- prosecutors about 17%.
Now they're finding and at the same thing with Omega three fatty acids so where do I stand because I -- answer all those folks have emailed me.
I think Omega three fatty acid it's still an excellent choice for heart.
For outside America for also for children for -- development but you've got to be careful about how much you take there's a whole culture in America about this.
-- -- -- -- -- -- And if she takes it I want to take more minute mark wants to take more than I do that's a mistake these supplements should be treated as medications even though there's -- prescription.
When you take them especially at a high level official which is what this study's about.
You could chase -- physiology.
I didn't normal -- you can protect you.
It can reduce inflammation can help you with cancer and diabetes at high -- so what -- high -- when you say what a normal -- what should we do so that's excellent you should not be taken more than three grams a day which I think is still very -- That's the recommendation but let me just tell you that the -- this study was.
That didn't get to the difference if you vote goes on high dose was only two -- of sound and that's sit so what I recommend people -- Do you balanced -- is the best thing if you don't have to take supplements and you have Barrett started that's -- -- portions of -- that we use are from refund that you shoot where if you had more so this is what happens what people do is they take assignment 34 times a week.
Did they think -- Chia -- -- that has also made a three fatty -- Flax if they think -- go through fatty acids are now all of a sudden you have a very high dose of Omega three fatty acid that can cause a problem.
That's what this is about so you want to make sure you talk to doctor.
Find out what the level is before you really take -- -- Marmara their heart around it probably wouldn't -- and the -- -- see the -- Charlotte and then went on the shelf it's like 1200 milligrams and how much do you think what -- -- Couple points first of all this is the third starting -- shown an association between Omega three fatty acids and prostate cancer the last who showed with high grade.
This is the first one -- -- association Eric with a low grade prostate cancer so it's starting to look more and more suspicious even though we -- we tend to look at inflammation was causing cancer and this is confusing because Omega threes.
Are low in information and even the study author himself so to me I don't even know why -- finding this.
But it could be that they're metabolic reactive and David was saying this the other day on TV.
There metabolic quick active chemicals and they break -- a lot and they may actually.
Somehow lead to prostate cancer we don't know why.
Now in terms of what to take care -- don't wanna make a really important point here if this fish on the one hand and the supplements on the other.
You may be eating fish to prevent to protecting yourself against -- cheeseburger in other words you mighty fish -- we say it's part of a Mediterranean diet and it's healthy.
That's not the same thing is taking supplements this study showed and we have a statement from the study author -- crystal -- -- what -- had to say about how much you're supposed to actually.
The study was.
But for any source of long chain Omega three fatty acids so that.
It -- that are high in fish consumption supplements -- we take three or four servings of fish per week to get into.
-- is the highest group.
And exposure before Omega three supplements.
Even once every third day would put -- and a high risk group so in other words.
Give it was already saying this arena for portions of fish a week or more could be problematic with supplements if you take the supplements twice a week.
So why would anyone need -- supplements that are at risk for prostate cannot -- saying.
Oh no supplements OK but -- second cousin or this is about men -- you pretty much it -- called down at.
What I eat you wouldn't let me -- my house in Mike Mike covered because it's the salmon it's that fish oil is the flax seed so is this a problem for women.
I think right now big discussion is all about prostate cancer obviously that's the important part but don't -- do it the more is not better.
Now there's something that I want people to know there's also made a three fatty -- index.
And -- can ask your doctor to draw your blog and find that if your level of DNJ and EPA.
You want to write this time there hasn't tired of them always thank you know there is whether it's too hard or not and that's how you adjusted.
So what I want people to know is treat every one of those portions of -- almost like a thousand milligram.
And so if you get into portions plus once or twice of supplements that's more than enough -- individual -- -- is the way to go.
To go to a store and pick of these big bottles of visual and because your neighbors taking -- you everything I don't is that about a cup definition bad.
Bad uncertainty about the value but in general people think that taking supplements.
Great things -- -- reports about men and prostate cancer were talking about here there's a growing body of evidence that is association between Omega three and trusting one last thing because I won't until we're running out of time but if you have had radical plus -- -- to -- -- -- atrocities removed.
You are okay to take fish oil but still talk to a doctor that's what I don't -- they really really really important and.
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