Heart-healthy diet improves survival in prostate cancer

Researchers followed 4500 men diagnosed with non-metastatic prostate cancer for a median 8.4 years, prospectively gathering data on cooking fats and consumption of visible fat on meat.

Men who replaced animal fat with vegetable fat after diagnosis of prostate cancer were 34% less likely to die from any cause, they found.

And replacing 10% of calories from carbohydrates with vegetable fat was linked to a 26% lower risk of death.

JAMA Intern Med 2013; online 10 June