Vegetable fats could stop prostate cancer from spreading

11 June 2013

Vegetable oil and nuts could increase men’s chances of surviving prostate cancer, according to new health research. The study found a correlation between lower risk of metastatic, or spreading, cancer, and a diet rich in healthy vegetable fats instead of animal fats found in many processed foods.

Researchers said: “Overall, our findings support counselling men with prostate cancer to follow a heart-healthy diet in which carbohydrate calories are replaced with unsaturated oils and nuts to reduce the risk of all-cause mortality.”

Men suffering from prostate problems could benefit from vegetable fats found in nut oils, seeds, avocados, olive and canola oil.

According to Dr Erin Richman from the University of California at San Francisco, healthy oils and nuts increases antioxidants in the blood stream, and reduces insulin and inflammation. These positive effects “may deter prostate cancer progression”, said Dr Richman.

In addition, a prostatectomy could help treat cancer and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body.

Posted by Edward Bartel

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