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
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)