Nuts and Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer has a 5-year survival rate of only 6%. A 30 year follow-up of more than 75,000 women in the Nurses' Health Study found women who ate 2 or more servings (2 oz. or 56 g) of nuts per week experienced a 35% lower risk of pancreatic cancer, compared to those who ate few…

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Fruit Fiber and Pancreatic Cancer

People who eat more fiber, especially fiber from fruits, experience significantly lower risk of pancreatic cancer, according to Italian research. Those with the highest total fiber intake had a 40% lower risk than those with the lowest intake. However, grain fibers were not linked to any apparent benefit. The authors suggested several possible mechanisms for these…

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Sugar-laden Sodas Associated with Pancreatic Cancer

The Singapore Chinese Health Study followed 60,524 adults for up to 14 years to examine the possible link between deadly pancreatic cancer and sugar-laden soda consumption. Persons consuming two or more soft drinks per week were 87% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer compared to those who did not drink soft drinks. These results were…

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