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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Margarine increases prostate cancer by 30%

This study was published in Cancer Causes and Control 2004 Feb;15(1):11-20

Study title and authors:
Foods, nutrients and prostate cancer.
Hodge AM, English DR, McCredie MR, Severi G, Boyle P, Hopper JL, Giles GG.
Cancer Epidemiology Centre, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

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This study compared the risk of prostate cancer with margarine consumption in 858 men aged under 70 with prostate cancer and 905 men free from cancer.

The study found that higher margarine consumption was associated with an increase of 30% in prostate cancer.