Tuesday, 16 July 2013

High fat diet prostate cancer prone

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 Houston published in the International Journal of Cancer.

·        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.

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