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The Prevention of Pancreatic Cancer

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Key Findings

  • Excess body fat is one of the strongest factors found to increase risk for pancreatic cancer.
  • There was enough evidence to conclude that drinking coffee – both decaffeinated and caffeinated – has no effect on risk.

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PREVENTABILITY

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19% of US pancreatic cancers — about 10,100 cases — can be prevented by getting to and staying a healthy weight.

Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity,
And Cancer of The Pancreas

Source: AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project Report: Pancreatic Cancer, 2012
STRENGTH OF CURRENT EVIDENCE DECREASES
RISK
INCREASES
RISK
CONVINCING
Effect on Risk:
  Body fatness
SUBSTANTIAL
Effect on Risk Unlikely:
Coffee