Does omega-3 supplementation prevent cancer?

From: JAMA

Journal rating:
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Study Quality:
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Overall Reliability

Article Quality:
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Partcipants
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Participants/situation

  • 38 papers including more than 700,000 participants

Study

  • 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.

Results

  • 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.

Answer

  • No (without confidence)

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