Red Meat and Dairy Products Significantly Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

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BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS June 29, 2009

Red Meat and Dairy Products Significantly Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

June 29, 2009

According to a new study, fat from red meat and dairy products is associated with increased risk of pancreatic cancer. As part of the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study, researchers followed and analyzed the diets of more than 525,000 participants to determine whether there is an association between dietary fat and pancreatic cancer. This same study found no association between plant-food fat and pancreatic cancer.

Thiébaut ACM, Jia L, Silverman DT, et al. Dietary fatty acids and pancreatic cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2009;101:1001-1011.

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