Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Intake Worsens Prostate Cancer

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BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS October 11, 2016

Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Intake Worsens Prostate Cancer

October 11, 2016

Saturated fat and cholesterol intake makes prostate cancer more aggressive, according to a study published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. Researchers followed 1,854 prostate cancer patients from the North Carolina-Louisiana PC Project and monitored dietary intake and prostate cancer severity. Higher saturated fat intake was associated with a greater risk for aggressive prostate cancer, compared with those who consumed the least. Similarly, higher amounts of dietary cholesterol were associated with prostate cancer aggressiveness among European-Americans, compared with those who consumed the least; this latter association was not seen among African-Americans. 
 

Allott EH, Arab L, Su LJ, et al. Saturated fat intake and prostate cancer aggressiveness: results from the population-based North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. Published online September 6, 2016.

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