Diet quality linked to pancreatic risk

A large new study of older US residents has found people with healthy diets are 15 per cent less likely to develop pancreatic cancer compared to those with poor eating regimes.
The research, which was carried out by the Hannah Arem of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, used a large dataset of 537,218 people and found 2,383 developed pancreatic cancer, according to Reuters Health.
It was discovered that older men were the main beneficiaries of switching to a new diet and this dramatically reduced their chances of being diagnosed with the deadly disease.
Pancreatic cancer is a particularly aggressive type of malignancy and has among the lowest survival rates of all conditions. 
Only 17.4 per cent of men and 19.1 per cent of women with the disease lived past one year.
Dr Arem said: “A combination of many foods contributed to the observed association between greater compliance with dietary guidelines and lower risk of pancreatic cancer.”

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