Does cutting down on saturated fat intake improve cancer-free survival?
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Does it have to be all or nothing, though? Researchers at the University of Texas followed a few hundred men after they had their prostates removed for cancer, and split them into a high saturated fat group and a low saturated fat group, and asked the simple question: does just cutting down on meat improve cancer-free survival.
Now this was texas, so that meant comparing those that ate the equivalent of three quarter’s of a bucket of KFC worth of saturated fat, to those eating half a bucket’s worth a day. The question is, does that modest drop in meat consumption significantly improve cancer-free survival, or do you really have to cut out all meat to see a significant effect?
This is how long men lived before their cancer came back, eating that much saturated fat a day. Those who ate less saturated fat got this far out before their cancer returned. Less than 20 months; more than 40 months. That’s the difference even a quarter bucket of KFC worth of saturated fat may make if we have cancer. Obviously cutting all out saturated animal fat is better, but it’s not all or nothing.
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Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on saturated fat, meat, and cancer survival. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!
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