Vegetable Oil Fats Can Accelerate Cancer Growth
February 16, 2006
Omega-6 fatty acids accelerate the growth of human prostate tumors.
The current study found that the fats caused human prostate tumors in cell culture to grow twice as quickly as tumors to which omega-6 fats had not been added.
Omega-6 fatty acids are found in vegetable oils, including:
Americans currently consume over 25 times the level of omega-6 fats as the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Further, the researchers pointed out that the rate of prostate cancer in the United States has increased steadily along with intake of omega-6, suggesting a possible link between diet and prostate cancer.