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.
Nutrition Tip of the Day
Follow Your Nose … To Whole Grain Foods! The smell of freshly baked breads wafting through the grocery store can be tantalizing. You don’t have to cut bread out altogether, just make smart choices. Breads made with whole grains have more vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients that are good for your health. People who eat a diet rich in whole grains are more likely to have a healthy heart.