High fat diet may abet prostate cancer progression

News, Treatment — By on July 2, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Diets high in saturated fat may increase the risk of prostate cancer progression, researchers from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston report.

In a follow up study of men who had their cancerous prostates removed, researchers found that men who consumed higher amounts of saturated fat — mostly from steaks, burgers, cheese, ice cream, salad dressings, and mayonnaise — were nearly two times more likely to experience disease progression after surgery than men with lower saturated fat intake.

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