α-linolenic acid and the risk of prostate cancer. What is the evidence?

Attar-Bashi, Nadia M., Frauman, Albert G. and Sinclair, Andrew 2004, α-linolenic acid and the risk of prostate cancer. What is the evidence?, Journal of urology, vol. 171, no. 4, pp. 1402-1407.

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Title α-linolenic acid and the risk of prostate cancer. What is the evidence?
Formatted title α-linolenic acid and the risk of prostate cancer. What is the evidence?
Author(s) Attar-Bashi, Nadia M.
Frauman, Albert G.
Sinclair, Andrew
Journal name Journal of urology
Volume number 171
Issue number 4
Start page 1402
End page 1407
Publisher Elsevier Inc.
Place of publication Baltimore, Md.
Publication date 2004-04
ISSN 0022-5347
1527-3792
Keyword(s) alpha-linolenic acid
prostatic neoplasms
Summary Purpose
Several studies have examined the association between polyunsaturated fatty acids and prostate cancer risk. We evaluated the evidence on the association between the essential polyunsaturated fatty acid, known as α-linolenic acid, and the risk of prostate cancer in humans.
Materials and Methods
We comprehensively reviewed published studies on the association between α-linolenic acid and the risk of prostate cancer using MEDLINE.
Results
A number of studies have shown a positive association between dietary, plasma or red blood cell levels of α-linolenic acid and prostate cancer. Other studies have demonstrated either no association or a negative association. The limitations of these studies include the assumption that dietary or plasma α-linolenic acid levels are positively associated with prostate tissue α-linolenic acid levels, and measurement errors of dietary, plasma and red blood cell α-linolenic acid levels.
Conclusions
More research is needed in this area before it can be concluded that there is an association between α-linolenic acid and prostate cancer.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, American Urological Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009291

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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