Monday, May 10, 2010

Lower Cholesterol Protects the Prostate

Your heart isn't the only thing at risk from high LDL. A recent study took 5500 healthy men aged 55 or older for a 7 year Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial. The men with total cholesterol under 200 were found to be 60% less likely to be diagnosed with the most damaging kinds of prostate tumors than those with higher cholesterol. It's still too early to know if statin drugs can protect the prostate, but it's worth it to eat a diet that lowers LDL cholesterol. At the very least, your heart will still be protected!
~ Cancer Epidemiology, 2009

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