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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Blog Updates for October 2011

Oct 27, 2011. In Prostate Cancer Calculators we add: Interpretation. Caution needs to be exercised in interpretation. For example, this article shows what can go wrong by incorrectly assuming that median life expectancy is the amount of time a particular person has left to live.

Oct 26, 2011. In Advice to the Newly Diagnosed we added: Low fat diet with fish oil supplements may be beneficial. In a 2011 study of 55 men with prostate cancer were given a low fat diet with fish oil supplements to achieve a omega6:omega3 ratio of 2:1 (vs. 15:1 for Western diet). There was no change in IGF-1 status but there was a reduction in Ki-67 proliferative index relative to controls on a Western diet. See [abstract]. Note that this is not particularly strong evidence. For example, this study found improved proliferative index from antioxidants yet its conclusions were later reversed in larger studies.

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