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Salad Dressing May Increase Likelihood of Surviving Prostate Cancer

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New research shows that a spoonful of salad dressing my dramatically increase a man's survival chances after he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The study, which looked at nearly 4,600 patients who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer that had not spread to any other part of their bodies. Researchers found that one serving -- approximately one tablespoon -- of oil-based dressing per day led to a 29 percent lower risk dying of prostate cancer and a 13 percent lower risk of dying from any cause.

The researchers concluded that replacing animal fats and carbohydrates with vegetable fats like olive oil and canola oil worked against disease progression and death due to an increase in antioxidants and reduced inflammation.

The study also revealed significant results from eating one ounce of nuts per day.

Nearly 2.5 million men live with prostate cancer in the United States.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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