Reducing the risk of prostate cancer may be as easy as making smarter seafood choices, new research suggests.
A recent study published in the journal Environmental Research examined the effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) – harmful compounds found mostly in farm-raised fish – and their role in prostate cancer. Serum samples were taken from healthy men and men with prostate cancer, and were evaluated for 30 PCBs. The researchers found that the odds of prostate cancer in men with the highest concentrations of PCBs were over two times higher than in the men with the lowest concentration of PCBs.
Catch the benefits without reeling in health-harming PCBs by going for wild-caught fish. Because most seafood in restaurants is “farm-raised,” your best bet is to buy fresh, frozen, or canned seafood labeled “wild.”[Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is the founder and CEO of Healing Gourmet and the author of the new e-book, Guilt-Free Desserts: 20 All-Natural, Fail-Proof, Low-Glycemic Desserts Just in Time for the Holidays.]