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Pancreatic Cancer – 26 January 2008

An article titled “Processed Meats and Dairy Products Positively Associated with Pancreatic Cancer Risk” has this to say:

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cancer and the fifth most common cause of cancer-related mortality. A case-control study conducted between 1995 and 1999 by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, evaluated the association between animal protein, dietary fat, and dairy products and risk for pancreatic cancer. When comparing highest versus lowest intake for certain foods, beef, processed meats, lamb, eggs, and dairy products all showed positive associations with cancer risk. Total dietary cholesterol, animal fat, saturated fat, and monounsaturated fat were also found to correspond to an increase in pancreatic cancer risk.

Chan JM, Wang F, Holly EA, Pancreatic cancer, animal protein and dietary fat in a population-based study, San Francisco Bay Area, California. Cancer Causes & Control. December 2007;18(10):1153-67.

~ Reprinted from Good Medicine, Winter 2008, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

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