7.26.2010

Study Shows Reduced-Fat Diets Cut Cancer in People—and Dogs

One recent nutrition study has a clear finding: When humans and dogs eat fewer Omega-6 fatty acids (such as corn oil, vegetable oil and grain-fed red meat) and cut calories their risk of cancer declines. In fact, as many as 1 out of 3 cancer deaths in humans and dogs could be prevented with these two steps, researchers say.

So why are Omega-6s part of the problem? According to the research, too much Omega-6 fatty acid can lead to inflammation, which creates an environment conducive to cancer in dogs and people. Scientists suggested reducing sugar intake, too, as excess sugar can also lead to obesity and fuel cancer cells. Click here to read more about this unique health study.