Vegetable Fats Tied to Less Prostate Cancer Spread
Prostate cancer can be deadly. More than 2.5 million men in the United States alone live with prostate cancer, with more being diagnosed every day.
According to one study men who consume a diet high in vegetable fats like those found in our EnergyFirst Omega Mix & Oil
may actually be less likely to have their prostate cancer spread, compared to those who consume more saturated fats and trans fats.
It seems many doctors recommend cutting out fat in general after a prostate cancer diagnosis, but the fact of the matter is that may not be entirely necessary or even wise. The trick is to know which kind of fat is the right kind of fat.
Researchers examined 4,577 men who had been diagnosed with localized prostate cancer as part of a large study that began in 1986. The men were tracked via questionnaires every four years that examined what the men ate and what they drank.
The study looked at the men over several years and reported that over an eight to nine year time period that 315 of the men had developed lethal prostate cancer that spread to other parts of the body.
The men who ate a large portion of their calories from vegetable fat, which equated to nearly 21% of the men, were 1/3 less likely to die during the course of the study compared to those who did not consume as much vegetable fat.
Those in the study that tended to eat more animal fat were more likely to die during follow up than those who ate vegetable fat.
Replacing animal fat with vegetable fat like those found in our EnergyFirst Omega Mix & Oil (http://www.energyfirst.com/site/files/Omega-Mix-Blend-Omega-Oil.html) may be a smart choice if you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer or are concerned about developing it down the road.
The fact is that vegetable fats contain antioxidants that might help reduce inflammation in the body, which in turn may make it harder for the cancer to spread. Cutting out processed foods and simple sugars is a relatively simple thing to do and it can also help with weight management.
Certain nuts, seeds, and oils are known as "healthy fats" and they are not only good for you but delicious as well. Refined carbohydrates don't offer any health benefit because much of the healthy nutrition has been processed out.
This research tends to go against the message that low fat, no fat is the way to go, because adding in a little healthy fat to your diet can do much more than help you stay in shape, it can also help you fight prostate cancer.
One in six men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime and it is a very brutal disease. Dietary changes like this are one step you can take that may help you up your odds when it comes to fighting or preventing prostate cancer.
Although more research is needed, this is a good step in the right direction when it comes to finding natural ways to fight cancer.
Men With Prostate Cancer Should Eat Healthy Vegetable Fats, Study Suggests. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130610192948.htm