Omega-3 and Prostate Cancer: The Hype Seems a Little Fishy

Fish Oils, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, have long been praised for their great health benefits. A variety of studies have linked omega-3s with reducing the risk of heart disease and depression, lowering cholesterol levels and body weight, and more. But in the past few years, there’s been a growing body of evidence [...]

Reducing prostate cancer and HPV

Full disclosure: this post is about circumcision. Every time I write something on the topic I get bombarded with email from people on both sides who insist that my position is wrong (that obviously means that there is some disagreement as to what my position actually is).  I’ve come to the conclusion that trying to have a discussion about circumcision is like trying to have one about the death penalty or gun control or paper vs. plastic: there’s no way anyone’s going to change their mind.

So I’m just going to give you the politics-free facts about a recent study that found that circumcision may lower a man’s risk of contracting prostate cancer later in life. The study was conducted by highly qualified researchers at a well-respected cancer institute and published in a prestigious, peer-reviewed journal.

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