I've told you in the past that eating the wrong fat can make prostate cancer grow twice as fast. But now there's evidence that reducing how much of this fat you eat now will lower your risk of ever getting the disease. And I've got an even easier way to help you reduce your risk, which I'll tell you about in just a moment.
First, an article published in the Journal of Urology has further linked prostate cancer to too many omega-6 fatty acids. The researchers conducted this study in Jamaica, a country with the highest incidence of prostate cancer in the world. The researchers biopsied the patients to prove cancer's presence. They then did a fatty acid analysis of their blood cells. The researchers found that all of the prostate cancer patients had way too many omega-6s in their blood.
Omega-6 fatty acids are essential for life. The trouble is, most of us get way too many. And here's one area where you can easily get way too much of a good thing. I've been to Jamaica. Most of the population eats a lot of fried foods - a primary source of omega-6 fatty acids.
The ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in your diet is 4:1. Most people have at least 12:1. That's way too many omega-6s, which means most men have an increased risk of prostate cancer. No wonder the disease is becoming epidemic.
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You really don't need a lot of oils in your diet. I like salad dressing as much as you do. So, when you do eat oil, make sure it's a high quality oil, such as olive oil or sesame oil (these are great for salads). There is NO place for common vegetable oils, such as Wesson or Canola oils, anywhere in your diet.
If you must cook with oil (cooking is the worst for oil), use coconut, macadamia nut, sesame, or olive oils, and keep the temperature as low as possible. I believe that you can get all the omega-3 you need from a diet rich in living foods. I would bet that the high rate of prostate cancer in Jamaica is not just omega-6, but an overall terrible deterioration in their diet.
I also recommend you take a high-quality omega-3 essential fatty acid supplement. I think Yes! EFA is on of the best on the market. You can order it by calling 800-728-2288.
Ref: J Urol, 2007; 177(1): 97-101.