The authors found that men who replaced 10% of their total daily calories from carbohydrates with healthy vegetable fats had a 29% lower risk of developing lethal prostate cancer and a 26% lower risk of dying from all causes.
Adding a single serving of oil-based dressing per day (one tablespoon) was associated with a 29% lower risk of lethal prostate cancer and a 13% lower risk of death, the authors found. And adding one serving of nuts per day (one ounce) was associated with an 18% lower risk of lethal prostate cancer and an 11% lower risk of death.
I have been telling patients for many years about eating a heart healthy diet. This study reveals that replacing calories from carbohydrates and animal fat with vegetable fat will help prevent prostate cancer deaths and deaths from other causes.
An easy way to accomplish this is to have a small portion of nuts with dinner as a replacement for sweets or animal fat.