Why take nutritional supplements? Besides getting a daily dose of vitamins and minerals, men who consume nutritional supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids may be contributing to better prostate health.

Anyway, that was the conclusion of a recent study conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles. Scientists found that when fish oil supplements are combined with a low-fat diet, the result appears to be improvements in prostate cellular health.

Prostate problems are widespread among American men, so its little wonder that so much attention is being paid to the effects that multivitamins and herbal supplements may have on the well-being of this little gland.

In the study, researchers noted that men who ate low-fat fare, took fish oil and consumed far more omega-3s than omega-6s often saw improvements in their prostatic well-being.

“You truly are what you eat,” said lead author William Aronson. “We are extremely pleased about our findings, which suggest that by altering the diet, we may favorably affect the biology of [the] prostate.”

Besides taking nutritional health supplements containing omega-3s, men may consider trying saw palmetto extract, which has been shown to enhance prostate health and support normal urinary function.

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