Vegetable Fat Healthier for Prostate Cancer
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Men with prostate cancer who replace carbohydrates and animal fat in their diets with vegetable fat have a reduced risk of death.
Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco studied 4,577 men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1986 and 2010. In follow up meetings, researchers examined the diets of participants after the diagnosis. Results show replacing 10 percent of carbohydrate and animal fat calories with vegetable fat was linked to a 29 percent lower risk of lethal cancer, and 26 percent lower risk of all-cause mortality. Researchers noted oils and nuts were the most common source of vegetable fat in the study.
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SOURCE: JAMA Internal Medicine, June 2013
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