Does omega-3 supplementation prevent cancer?
- MacLean, C.H., 2006. Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 295, 403–415.
- 38 papers including more than 700,000 participants
- The paper is a systematic review / meta analysis of all relevant trials.
- This means that the data from all similar trials has been grouped to form an overall outcome.
- There is no significant association between omega-3 fatty acids and the frequency of cancer.
- Dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids is unlikely to prevent cancer.
- No (without confidence)