Is dietary fat intake associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer?

From: Cancer Causes and Control

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Participants/situation

  • 217 participants diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 434 controls.

Study

  • Information about food intake was gathered by a food-frequency questionnaire.

Results

  • 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. 

Answer

  • Yes (with confidence)

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Editors Notes

  • 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.

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