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Can I prevent pancreatic cancer?

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There's no way to reduce your risk entirely. But eating a healthy diet, keeping a healthy weight, and exercising frequently will improve your overall health, and lower your chances for other health problems.

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Klein A.P. The Cancer Journal, July-August 2001; vol 7: pp 266-73.

Tersmette A.C. Clinical Cancer Research, March 2001; vol 7: pp 738-44.

Fuchs C.S. Archives of Internal Medicine, Oct. 28, 1996; vol 156: pp 2255-60.

Chari S.T. Gastroenterology. January 2008; vol 134: pp 95-101.

Michaud D.S. The Journal of the American Medical Association, Aug. 22-29, 2001; vol 286: pp 921-9.

Michaud D.S. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, April 6, 2005; vol 97: pp 518-24.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 29, 2020

SOURCES:

Klein A.P. The Cancer Journal, July-August 2001; vol 7: pp 266-73.

Tersmette A.C. Clinical Cancer Research, March 2001; vol 7: pp 738-44.

Fuchs C.S. Archives of Internal Medicine, Oct. 28, 1996; vol 156: pp 2255-60.

Chari S.T. Gastroenterology. January 2008; vol 134: pp 95-101.

Michaud D.S. The Journal of the American Medical Association, Aug. 22-29, 2001; vol 286: pp 921-9.

Michaud D.S. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, April 6, 2005; vol 97: pp 518-24.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 29, 2020

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