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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

 


Fish Promotes Breast Cancer and Heart Disease (Continued) – 30 December 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

In my two previous Blogs (December 28 and 29, 2007), I wrote about the detrimental effects on health caused by the eating of fish. Today I am writing about fish-eating and breast cancer promotion. Both John McDougall, M.D. and Michael Greger, M.D. have written about the connection between breast cancer and the eating of fish.

In “Fish Promotes Breast Cancer,” a well-documented article, Dr. McDougall cites the large study published in the Journal of Nutrition:

“The investigation studied 23,693 postmenopausal women, average age of 57 years. For each 25 grams (less than an ounce) of lean fish consumed daily there was a 13% increase in risk of breast cancer. For fatty fish the increase was 11% for each 25 grams.”

“These findings are exactly the opposite of most of those that are found in experiments done in laboratories on animals. This may be because the laboratory experiments testing the link between fish fats (omega-3 fats) and cancer feed only omega-3 fats to the animals studied – A diet that includes only omega-3 fats would never be found in natural living conditions. In the real world where a mixture of fats is consumed, fish fat can be very cancer-promoting.”

In his article “Fish Consumption and Breast Cancer - A Warning,” Dr. Greger also cites this large study of humans that refutes the flawed conclusions drawn by utilizing laboratory animals. (Just one more reason why all biomedical research that utilizes animals should be stopped.)

Dr. Greger mentions the important fact that “…the increased breast cancer risk from fish consumption held strong even after controlling for other risk factors such as alcohol and obesity and hormone use, etc.”

For the entire breast cancer article by John McDougall, M.D., including references, visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/health/fishpromotes.html 

To read the entire referenced article by Michael Greger, M.D., visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/health/fish.html 

For more information concerning fish consumption, visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/health/sub-fish.html 

(To be continued)

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