Research Roundup

October 2001 Issue

Research Roundup

A low-fat diet and a few spoonfuls of flaxseed each day may slow the growth of prostate cancer, according to a small pilot study from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Twenty-five men awaiting surgery for prostate cancer followed a diet low in fat (20% of calories) supplemented with 30 grams (about three heaping tablespoons) of ground flaxseed daily.

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