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The associations of individual dietary fatty acids with prostate cancer risk have not been examined comprehensively. We examined the prospective association of individual dietary fatty acids with prostate cancer risk overall, by tumor subtypes, and prostate cancer death. 142,239 men from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition who were free from cancer at recruitment were included. Dietary intakes of individual fatty acids were estimated using center-specific validated dietary questionnaires at baseline and calibrated with 24-h recalls. Multivariable Cox regression models were used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). After an average follow-up of 13.9 years, 7,036 prostate cancer cases and 936 prostate cancer deaths were ascertained. Intakes of individual fatty acids were not related to overall prostate cancer risk. There was evidence of heterogeneity in the association of some short chain saturated fatty acids with prostate cancer risk by tumor stage (pheterogeneity

Original publication

DOI

10.1002/ijc.32233

Type

Journal article

Journal

Int J Cancer

Publication Date

01/01/2020

Volume

146

Pages

44 - 57

Keywords

individual fatty acids, prospective, prostate cancer, tumor subtypes, Adult, Aged, Dietary Fats, Fatty Acids, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prospective Studies, Prostatic Neoplasms, Risk Factors