Used in Place of Carbohydrates
New evidence in the debate over the relative merits of carbohydrates and fats may favor the latter. An analysis by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco of existing data involving over 50,000 men has found that those with early-stage, non-metastatic prostate cancer can reduce their likelihood of developing the lethal form of the cancer by nearly one-third just by replacing ten percent of the daily calories they get from carbs with calories derived from nuts, oils and other sources of vegetable fats. The men in the study who did so also cut their risk of dying from anything over a 15-year period by more than 25 percent. The study controlled for such health factors as weight, age and smoking. The raw data was provided by the Harvard School of Public Health.