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"In this prospective analysis, vegetable fat intake after diagnosis was associated with a lower risk of lethal prostate cancer and all-cause mortality."
"Overall, our findings support counseling 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. ... The potential benefit of vegetable fat consumption for prostate cancer-specific outcomes merits further research."
"Using data from food frequency questionnaires completed every four years during follow-up, they found that men who consumed more vegetable fat had a lower risk of prostate cancer death.
Thus, in the absence of randomized trial data, it is impossible to use these data as 'proof' that vegetable intake lowers prostate cancer risk, and the authors have carefully avoided such statements.
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"Fat Intake After Diagnosis and Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer and All-Cause Mortality"
Erin L. Richman, ScD; Stacey A. Kenfield, ScD; Jorge E. Chavarro, MD, ScD; Meir J. Stampfer, MD, DrPH; Edward L. Giovannucci, MD, ScD; Walter C. Willett, MD, DrPH; June M. Chan, ScD
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;():1-8. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6536
"Dietary Fat and Reduced Prostate Cancer Mortality: Does the Type of Fat Matter?Comment on “Fat Intake After Diagnosis and Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer and All-Cause Mortality”
Stephen J. Freedland, MD
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;():1-2. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7744
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