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Cod Liver Oil Decreased Risk of Death from Lung Cancer,
Breast Cancer and Colorectal Cancer
Keith D. Bishoop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - August 2, 2009
Use of cod liver oil supplements was associated with a 44 per cent lower risk of
death of lung cancer while daily use of dietary supplements was associated with a 30 per cent reduction in
death. Patients taking dietary supplements and vitamins before diagnosis were associated with better
Researchers admit that “More research is needed to understand
the interplay between nutrients, whether in food or supplements and cancer survival.”
The study of 68,518 people in Norway also indicated that the
benefits of supplement and vitamin use may even extend beyond lung cancer. The use of cod liver oil and other
supplements as associated with improved survival for people with any kind of solid tumor, including breast and
Cod liver oil consumption daily for a year prior to diagnosis
was associated with a 23 per cent reduction in the risk of death from breast cancer and colorectal cancer, and a 44
per cent reduction of death in lung cancer patients.
Daily and occasional use of other vitamins was associated with
30 percent reduction in the death from breast cancer and colorectal cancer, and a 45 per cent reduction of death in
lung cancer patients.
The use of cod liver oil and vitamins together improved survival
in lung cancer patients.
Cod liver oil, other dietary supplements and survival among
cancer patients with solid tumour. Lund G. Skeie, T. Braaten, A. Hjartaker, M. Brustad, E.,
International Journal of Cancer,
Volume 125, Pages 1155-1160.
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Researchers were not sure if taking the supplements before diagnosis or continuing
them after diagnosis decreased their risk of death from cancer.
Cod liver oil is the most popular supplement in Norway. Cod
liver oil is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Fish oil capsules do not always contain Cod
liver oil. Check your supplement label for the sources of the omega-3 fatty acids.
Cod liver oil typically contains a higher ratio of DHA to EPA
compared to fish oil capsules. Cod liver oil is also cheaper than capsules. One teaspoonful of cod liver oil may be
comparable to 4 or more fish oil capsules.
Look for pharmaceutical grade cod liver or fish oil capsules.
Pharmaceutical grade omega-3 oils have been purified to eliminate mercury and PCB’s that can be found in less
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About the Author:
Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy helps his clients
improve their health by using natural products, tests and self care. He writes special reports on
natural product, diet and lifestyle effects on cancer. You may schedule an appointment for
customized natural cancer recommendations by calling 405.919.1982. Click here to learn more about Alternative
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