Pancreatic cancer is a relatively rare cancer compared to breast, colorectal, prostate and lung cancer, but it is highly aggressive and expected to claim the lives of more than 44,000 Americans in 2018. The lack of reliable screening tests, the indeterminant symptoms and the relative rarity of pancreatic cancer mean that it is often not diagnosed until the disease is at an advanced stage. But even when diagnosed early, it has a poor prognosis – only about 8 percent of people who develop pancreatic cancer survive longer than five years. Findings from a recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that diet may play a key role in preventing pancreatic cancer. Read more… “Folate and Vitamin B6 Intake May Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk”
Healthy eating habits lower risk of cancer. Many studies confirm that a healthy pattern of eating and drinking is associated with a lower risk of cancer as well as reducing the risk of weight gain. But for many people, there is not enough clarity on what food choices really count as healthy eating for reducing cancer risk. A new study comparing different dietary recommendations concludes that a score based on following the AICR Recommendations provides a stronger link to lower cancer risk than scores based on general definitions of healthy eating. Read more… “Nutrition Score Analysis Shows AICR Recommendations Significantly Lower Cancer Risk”
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