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A Simple Daily Supplement that Could Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Every woman is concerned with her ability to prevent breast cancer. Breast cancer has one of the highest mortality rates of all cancers. Millions of dollars are spent each year on research trying to find new cures. But the best and easiest way to stay safe is to just take every step possible to preventing breast cancer in the first place.

As early as 1993, studies published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicated that there might be a link between omega 3 fatty acids and breast cancer prevention. While the results are still not conclusive, many additional studies since then also have indicated that there may be a connection. Omega 3 fatty acids are naturally found in fish oil and flax oil. They contribute to the health of your heart and are anti-inflammatory compounds. The anti-inflammatory compounds are what could possibly be help prevent breast cancer.

Generally, the omega 3s in your diet come from either fish or flax seeds. Since most people only consume very small amounts of fish or flax seed, they could have a minor omega 3 deficiency. Which can be harmful to your health. It can present itself as depression and heart problems. Plus, it can totally mess with your immune system making you more susceptible to auto-immune issues, diabetes and migraines.

The auto-immune issue is where the researchers think that omega 3s can also help with breast cancer prevention. Anti-inflammatory agents can actually calm cells down that have gone “haywire”. When calmed down the cells won’t start dividing like crazy and the cancer can be avoided.

Most people who want to hedge their bets end up taking a daily omega 3 supplement for their general health and to do everything possible to prevent cancer of any type. Memory function and heart health are also helped when taking omega 3s. The jury is still out on whether omega 3 supplements can definitely help prevent breast cancer, but it is certainly wise to be prepared.

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