2006-09-19 Fatty Fish Fight Kidney Cancer In Women


Eating fatty fish -- but not lean fish or shellfish -- cuts women's risk of kidney cancer, a Swedish study shows.

A recent overview of all existing dietary studies recently found no proof that eating fish fights cancer. But that study didn't differentiate fatty fish -- which are full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D -- from lean fish.

Alicja Wolk, DMSc, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues looked at more than 15 years of data on 61,433 women aged 40 to 76. The women filled out food-frequency questionnaires.(Read entire article)

2006-09-20 Eating fatty fish may ward off kidney cancer


Swedish women who ate fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and herring at least once a week had a significantly lower risk of kidney cancer compared to consumers of lean fish, researchers said on Tuesday.

The 15-year study found those who regularly ate fish containing lots of fish oil that is rich in omega-3 acids and Vitamin D had a 74 percent lower risk of getting kidney cancer compared to those who ate no fish at all.

Lean varieties such tuna, cod and fresh-water fish did not confer the same benefit. (Read entire article)