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    Fat intake is not associated with prostate cancer

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    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 5:59 pm Email this article

    Fat intake is not associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer according to a 2015 review of the research.

    Saturated fat intake was not.

    Polyunsaturated fat was not.

    Monounsaturated fat was not.

    And total fat intake was not.

    The same was true for advanced stage prostate cancer (with slightly different relative risks than those shown below).

    “Current published cohort studies suggest no association between total fat, saturated fat, or unsaturated fat intake and the risk for [prostate cancer],” the authors of the paper concluded.

    For every 28 grams (one ounce) consumed per day, the relative risk of prostate cancer was:


    Xu C, Han FF, Zeng XT, Liu TZ, Li S, and Gao ZY. Fat Intake Is Not Linked to Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-Analysis. PLoS One, 2015; 10(7): e0131747.

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