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1  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Fish Oil Boosts Brain Power on: July 19, 2014, 10:31:42 PM
Fish oils may raise prostate cancer risks, study confirms
By Maggie Fox, Senior Writer

Everyone knows that fish oil is good for you, right? It’s a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are marketed to reduce the risk of just about everything from heart disease to Alzheimer’s.

But a startling study shows men who have the highest levels of these compounds – the kinds found in fish but not in vegetable sources -- have a higher risk of prostate cancer. Men with the very highest levels had a 71 percent higher risk of high-grade prostate cancer – the kind most likely to spread and kill, they report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

It might be a sign that popping a pill is not only possibly a waste of money – it might be downright dangerous. And eating fish too often might be, also.

“These fish oil supplements in which some men getting mega, mega doses…in our opinion that is probably a little bit dangerous,” said Theodore Brasky of Ohio State University Medical Center, who worked on the study with a team from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

The same team published a study in 2011 that showed men with the highest levels of one omega-3 fatty acid called docosahexaenoic acid, DHA for short, had double the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. Other studies have had similar findings.

To try to confirm their work, the team looked at data from a different prostate cancer trial called SELECT, for Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial. That study showed 17 more cases of prostate cancer among men who took vitamin E alone for about five years compared to men taking placebos.

The effect was even stronger when they looked at omega-3 fatty acids – specifically, the kinds found in fish oil as compared to those found in vegetable oils.

Brasky’s team looked at 834 of the men in the SELECT trial who developed prostate cancer, and 1,393 randomly chosen others from the trial who didn’t have cancer. They divided the men into four groups based on their blood levels of three omega-3 fatty acids – EPA, DPA and DHA.

Those with the highest blood levels had a 71 percent higher risk of high-grade prostate cancer, compared to those with the lowest levels. Overall, their risk of any kind of prostate cancer was 44 percent higher.

The difference between the group with the highest levels of omega-3s in their blood and those with the lowest works out to about what someone would get by eating salmon twice a week, the researchers said.

Fatty acids found in vegetable oils, flaxseeds and other vegetable sources – including alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) – did not affect prostate cancer risk, the researchers found.

“A 70 percent increased risk in high-grade prostate cancer, given it’s the No. 1 cancer in men and fish is a commonly consumed thing and is thought to be a healthy food, I think it’d be a concern for people,” Brasky said in a telephone interview.

The American Cancer Society projects that 240,000 U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013, and about 30,000 will die from it.

"We've shown once again that use of nutritional supplements may be harmful," said Alan Kristal of Fred Hutchinson, who also worked on the study.

Brasky, who says he still eats fish “but in moderation”, says the study cannot answer the question of how fish oil might cause cancer. They took into account other factors that might be associated with eating fish and Brasky notes that mercury, which can be found in fatty fish, doesn’t cause prostate cancer.

The study also doesn’t say anything about the effects of fish oil on men who already have cancer. “This study is not about men with prostate cancer,” Brasky said, noting that some studies have suggested fish oil might be beneficial in men who already have cancer.

Men might be at a loss for what to do, as omega-3 fatty acids were also believed to lower the risk of heart disease, which is far more common than prostate cancer. The American Heart Association recommends that people with heart disease eat fish twice a week and people with heart disease might need fish oil capsules.

But the researchers point out that recent studies have shown taking extra omega-3 has little effect on heart disease – including a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in May.
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Just a fad eh? on: July 16, 2014, 08:45:00 AM
Kids these days... Geeesh!
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Anyone Been to Mexico City Lately? on: July 15, 2014, 03:53:48 PM
You can hire personal security at a very affordable rate..
There are a lot private agencies that are government certified..

And these personal security contractors end up decapitated in a ditch just like the rest.
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Women now are just fat! on: July 15, 2014, 03:45:46 PM
When I was a kid in school in the mid 70's, I remember we had only one fat kid in each class, maybe 2 at the most.   Now it seems like over half the kids in the school system these days are overweight.   
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Just contacted few doctors for FINASTERIDE prescription, SIDES? on: July 11, 2014, 09:19:44 PM
Finasteride (Proscar) combined with Nizoral shampoo is the best combination for saving what hair you have left from falling out.
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Model Worthy Mugshots on: July 11, 2014, 10:06:28 AM
You want the two girls to watch as your face gets slapped with a strap on?

7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Nothing worse than a girl who doesn't do anal on: July 10, 2014, 04:38:24 PM
Not my thing.  In the words of Meatloaf, I'd do anything for love, but I won't do that.
8  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: Now THIS is attentionwhoring at it's peak on: July 10, 2014, 02:29:59 PM
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Death toll rises to 16 in Chicago's bloody 4th of July weekend; 82 shot on: July 10, 2014, 02:02:29 PM
I listened to the CPD police scanner a while ago.  Couldn't imagine being a Cop there.   The suicide rate for Cops there must be high.
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: I just don't like sterotypical gay people. OMR excluded of course on: July 10, 2014, 01:54:18 PM
I have no problem with the gays.  I'm open-minded, just not open-ended.   Grin
11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: If only Phil Heath had Mendenhall's width on: July 09, 2014, 08:55:19 PM
Mendenhall would be a super-freak on today's gear.
12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Phil Heath - If only he had Matt Mendenhall width on: July 09, 2014, 03:02:46 PM
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13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Is Oscar Pistorius Going Down? on: July 07, 2014, 08:01:37 PM
better legs than borat

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14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: WYHI - CZECH GIRL EDITION on: July 07, 2014, 07:59:44 PM
Not wider than Heath.  Giant lollipoppin' head. Eyes too opened.  Friends told her "how beautiful she is" one too many times.  Nut job deluxe.

Pass. Thank you.

LOL Grin
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ronnie's Arms Hit 15" Mark :-/ on: July 07, 2014, 07:56:44 PM
very natural looking quads here  Roll Eyes

Another fellow who swore up and down he was natural.

16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The video clip that created the greatest laughing gif them all on: July 06, 2014, 06:34:54 PM
Oprah could announce WW3 and those brainless middle class pigs in the audience would cheer til they cried then cheer some more.

Exactly.  Just a bunch of sheep.
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: starting to like chicken thighs on: July 06, 2014, 12:13:28 PM
Chicken thighs marinated in Franks hot sauce with a dash of Cajun Seasoning on tip is delicious.
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Which is the baddest ass movie character? on: July 06, 2014, 12:10:57 PM

19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Photographer finds completely different people who look the same on: July 06, 2014, 12:06:08 PM

Those two brothers probably got picked on for years and were likely tough sons of bitches that you wouldn't want to mess with.
20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Muscle gallery on: July 04, 2014, 02:48:40 PM
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: if you could pick your ideal weight and condition to maintain on: July 04, 2014, 02:41:57 PM
Ideal weight and conditioning would be Bob Paris.  Not super ripped, but very muscular and functional.  And you could likely still fit into regular off the rack clothing.

22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Muscle gallery on: July 03, 2014, 09:34:39 AM
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Kai vs Phil - Side triceps. on: July 02, 2014, 03:11:44 PM
They should have a new mandatory pose for Phil and Kai:   Side Nostril
24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: 100% natural competitor rivals Arnold Schwarzenegger on: July 02, 2014, 02:32:49 PM
All gironda diet, chest expanders and high rep squats

Nope.  That's a build you only get with Squirrel Eggs and a Sweet Potato carb-up once a week.
25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: 57 Year Old Tony Pearson Guest Posing on: June 30, 2014, 05:02:19 PM
Proof that not all black dudes look good with a shaved head.
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