Thursday, February 26, 2004

Low-fat diet slows prostate cancer growth, in mice

A low-fat diet slows the growth of prostate cancer and improves survival in mice that are also treated with hormone therapy, new research indicates.

Even though further studies are required to confirm these findings, Aronson suggested in a UCLA press statement that it is reasonable for men with prostate cancer to switch to a low-fat diet.

"I think dietary fat reduction... in combination with existing treatments, (can) perhaps increase survival times for patients," he said.

No comments: