This type of fat has been proven to lower multiple types of cancer. Here’s proof of why you should eat more of it…
You may think of fat as something that is bad for your health (a fallacy that has been programmed into most of us by the mainstream medical system for decades, though it has been disproven through dozens and dozens of studies), but in actuality, fat is essential for good health.
Some types of fat are more important than others, and new research has found that this specific type of fat may help prevent a number of modern diseases, including cancer.
Here are a few of the recent studies describing how this unique type of fat can combat different types of cancer:
55% lower risk of colon-cancer
Scottish researchers uncovered evidence that folks who eat the most omega-3s have a significantly lower risk of developing colon cancer. In a case-controlled study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the more omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids a volunteer ate, the lower his risk for developing colon cancer fell.
Researchers in China came to a similar conclusion in another case-controlled study. In the two-year study folks who ate more n-3 polyunsaturated fat (PUFAs), had a significantly lower risk of developing colorectal cancer.
And we’re not talking peanuts here. According to the research, eating the most PUFAs could slash your cancer risk up to an incredible 55 percent!
32% lower risk of breast cancer
Research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention found a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer could be dramatically reduced with a simple fish oil supplement.
Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle Washington asked over 35,000 postmenopausal women—who didn’t have a previous history of breast cancer—to fill out an extensive 24-page survey about their use of supplements.
After six years of follow up, and 808 confirmed cases of breast cancer, the scientists were able to identify a strong link between those who took fish oil and a 32 percent lower risk of the most common type of breast cancer, invasive ductal.