June 28, 2013
A new study suggests men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer may reduce the spread of the disease by eating a diet high in healthy vegetable fats. Though it is common for doctors to recommend cutting out fat completely after a prostate cancer diagnosis, this latest study challenges that advice. Researchers also found that “good” fats were tied to a lower risk of dying from any cancer. According to lead researcher Erin Richman, vegetable fats are full of cancer-fighting antioxidants, which make it harder for the cancer to spread. Men with prostate cancer could significantly improve their survival chances by substituting healthy vegetable fats – such as olive and canola oils, nuts, seeds and avocados – for animal fats and carbohydrates.
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