Diets high in saturated fat increases the risk of prostate cancer, according to a report from University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in
published in the International
Journal of Cancer. Houston
· Men who consume high saturated animal fat diet are two times more likely to experience disease progression after prostate cancer surgery than men with lower saturated fat intake.
· There is also shorter "disease-free" survival time among obese men who eat high saturated fat diet compared with non-obese men consuming diets low in saturated fat.
· Men with a high saturated fat intake had the shortest survival time free of prostate cancer (19 months)
· Non-obese men with low fat intake survived the longest time free of the disease (46 months).
· Non-obese men with high intake and obese men with low intake had "disease-free" survival of 29 and 42 months, respectively.
Take home messages
· High saturated fat diet has been linked to cancer of the prostate
· Reducing saturated fat in the diet after prostate cancer surgery can help reduce the cancer progression.
· Cancer prostate has the same risk factors as that of heart blockages and both are linked to high saturated fat intake.
· With the increase of heart patients, a corresponding increase in prostate cancer patients is also seen in the society.