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What do studies on the effect of diet on the risk of pancreatic cancer show?

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  • Numerous studies have tried to identify which foods, if any, contribute to developing pancreatic cancer. The results don't allow any firm conclusions: A typical American diet, high in fat and smoked or other processed meats, has been associated with pancreatic cancer in some but not all studies.
  • A healthy diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables seemed to protect against pancreatic cancer in some but not all studies.
  • In experiments, lab rats fed a high-protein, high-fat diet were consistently found to develop pancreatic cancer. However, laboratory data doesn't necessarily apply to people.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Pancreatic Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 26, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Pancreatic Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 26, 2018

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