Is dietary fat intake associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer?
From: Cancer Causes and Control
- Ramon, J.M., Bou, R., Romea, S., Alkiza, M.E., Jacas, M., Ribes, J., Oromi, J., 2000. Dietary fat intake and prostate cancer risk: a case–control study in Spain. Cancer Causes and Control 11, 679–685.
- 217 participants diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 434 controls.
Information about food intake was gathered by a food-frequency questionnaire.
- Animal fat intake was associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer with twice the risk for those with the highest intake levels.
- Vitamin C intake was inversely associated with prostate cancer.
- The prostate cancer risk increased in proportion to alpha-linolenic acid intake.
- Yes (with confidence)
- Red meat and dairy products have been the food groups commonly associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer with these food groups also seen as a source of animal fat and alpha-linolenic acid.