Table 2

ORs of prostate cancer for different types of fat

g/dayCases/ControlsOR1a95% CIOR2b95% CI
Total fat
≤66.829/1081.0NAc
66.9–88.768/1082.171.29–3.67
88.8–114.577/1082.441.46–4.09
114.6+43/1071.330.75–2.34
P for linear trend0.32
Saturated fat
≤28.529/1081.01.0
28.6–37.776/1082.531.50–4.241.750.79–3.87
37.8–49.266/1082.131.26–3.590.640.22–1.81
49.3+46/1071.440.82–2.520.240.06–0.90
P for linear trend0.450.006
Monounsaturated fat
≤26.432/1081.01.0
26.5–36.859/1081.660.99–2.790.980.46–2.07
36.9–46.478/1082.191.32–3.641.760.68–4.52
46.5+48/1071.380.80–2.381.910.60–6.02
P for linear trend0.150.15
Linoleic acid
≤5.751/1081.01.0
5.8–7.777/1081.490.94–2.361.520.94–2.45
7.8–10.951/1080.940.58–1.550.950.57–1.59
11.0+38/1070.710.42–1.200.690.39–1.19
P for linear trend0.070.05
α-Linolenic acid
≤0.834/1081.01.0
0.9–1.153/1081.610.95–2.711.260.64–2.46
1.2–1.469/1082.191.31–3.642.231.01–4.94
1.5+61/1071.911.12–3.253.911.50–10.1
P for linear trend0.0090.001
Animal Linolenic acidd
≤0.6136/1081.01.0
0.62–0.8452/1081.490.88–2.500.870.40–1.89
0.85–1.1671/1081.951.18–3.211.600.65–3.93
1.17+58/1071.650.99–2.782.981.02–8.68
P for linear trend0.030.007
Vegetable linolenic acidd
≤0.0751/1071.01.0
0.08–0.1052/1091.220.73–2.031.250.71–2.18
0.11–0.1556/1081.570.91–2.721.740.94–3.25
0.16+58/1071.590.91–2.792.031.01–4.07
P for linear trend0.070.02
  • a OR1, adjusted for age, residence, urban/rural status, education, body mass index, family history of prostate cancer in a first degree relative, and total energy intake.

  • b OR2, further adjusted for saturated fat, monounsaturated fat, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, and vegetable and fruit intake.

  • c NA, not applicable.

  • d Further adjusted for each other.