SWAPPING TO VEGETABLE”- Oils and nuts may increase a man’s chances of surviving prostate cancer. A study found that those diagnosed with the disease early had a lower risk of the cancer spreading if they replaced animal fats found in processed foods such as cake and pastries with healthy vegetable fats. One serving of oil-based salad dressing a day equivalent to one tablespoon was linked with a 29% lower risk of potentially lethal.
prostate cancer and a 13% lower chance of dying from any cause. The US authors wrote”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 mortally”. Of the men with prostate cancer enrolled into the study around a fifth died from the disease over a period of eight years. Another 31% died from heart disease and almost 21% from other cancers. At the time they were recruited all the men had non-metastatic prostate cancer, meaning the disease had not yet spread.
courtesy decan chronicle 12 th june 2013