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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

According to recent research, you may reduce your risk for breast cancer by 14% by ingesting omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found both in our diet and in dietary supplements.

Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids include wild caught salmon, tuna and sardines. It is suggested that by ingesting 1-2 portions (about 0.1g of omega-3 fatty acids) per week, you may realize a 5% risk reduction for breast cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids are also available as the dietary supplement fish oil. CarePro Advance Health pharmacists recommend doses of 1500-2000 mg of EPA + DHA daily in divided doses.

If you have a family history or other risk factors for breast cancer, it may be advised to consume omega-3 fatty acids through a dietary change or by adding a fish oil supplement containing both DHA and EPA to your diet. A healthy lifestyle and exercise is also crucial in the prevention of breast cancer. Contact our expert pharmacists to learn more about omega-3 fatty acids and how they can help you.