Does a Low Fat Diet Reduce Cancer Risk?

Does a Low Fat Diet Reduce Cancer Risk?


Brian D. Lawenda, M.D.: Does a low fat diet
reduce cancer risk. Is a question that that I get asked all the time and this is something
that we used to believe that the less fat you had in your diet, the lower your risk
of a variety of different types of cancers, but as it turns out that a correlation has
really been sort of debauched and it’s not in fact the total amount of fat is probably
the type of fat that you have in the diet. We found that inflammatory fats particularly
fats such as trans fatty acids and fats such as omega-6 fatty acids when we consume those
in large amounts those types of diets for example we call one as Standard American diet
with a lot processed foods, heavy in these trans fats and omega-6 fats that people tend
to be more inflamed. Because these are inflammatory types of fats and these diets will tend to
be inflammatory and that is one of the risk factors for the development of a variety of
different types of cancers. So, it is not about the fact that you are having low fat.
It’s about the quality of the fat that you are having. You want to try to avoid as many
of the inflammatory fats you can and again those will be trans fatty acids and then omega-6
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2 thoughts on “Does a Low Fat Diet Reduce Cancer Risk?

  1. Does a Low-Fat Diet Reduce Your Cancer Risk?

    A low-fat diet restricts fat in the food that you eat daily. This diet is intended to reduce diseases such as heart disease and obesity. Reducing fat in the diet can make it easier to cut calories. This low-fat diet has helped many women, but how does it affect your cancer risk?

    21st Century Oncology’s Dr. Brian Lawenda, this is a question that he gets asked often. For a long time we believed that the less fat you had in your diet, the lower your risk of developing a variety of cancers. But after the breast cancer research about fat in our diet, is this still true today?

    Find out in the video below. 

    #Diet #LowFat #Cancer

  2. Low-fat diets were encouraged from 1983 in Britain when obesity among adults was only about 5%. In 2013 it was 25!

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