Research Roundup

April 2002 Issue

Research Roundup

Eating fatty fish several times a week can lower the risk of endometrial cancer, according to a Swedish study of 3,500 postmenopausal women ages 50 to 74. Women who ate two servings of fatty fish per week were 40% less likely to develop endometrial cancer than women who ate less than one-quarter serving per week. Researchers found no protection from lean fish. The omega-3ís in fatty fish like tuna and salmon may reduce blood levels of certain tumor-promoting prostaglandins.

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