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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Pancreatic cancer !


Trade Arabia: Eating lots of sugar and sugar-sweetened foods could increase a person's likelihood of developing cancer of the pancreas, by far one of the deadliest types of cancer, Swedish researchers report.

The researchers followed 77,797 men and women aged 45 to 83 for an average of about seven years. Those who reported eating five or more servings of added sugar daily, for example sugar added to tea, coffee or cereal, were 69 per cent more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those who never added sugar to their food or drink.

People who consumed two or more servings of soft drinks a day had a 93 per cent greater risk of pancreatic cancer compared to those who abstained from these beverages. Eating sweetened fruit soups or stewed fruit increased risk by 51 per cent.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms said...

Pancreatic Cancer badly affects the pancreas. The symptoms of pancreatic cancer differ from person to person. The early symptoms include nausea, weight loss, jaundice, vomiting etc. There are many treatments available but diagnosis is the main part.

12:29 AM  
Anonymous pancreatic cancer symptoms said...

The problem, as I see it, is that Pancreatic Cancer goes undetected for so long because the symptoms are not easily noticable in the early stages, when it can be best be treated. The symptoms can also be confused with other medical problems, and not immediately thought of as pancreatic cancer. In my opinion, more people should be aware of it's symptoms. If there is awareness of the symptoms, it might improve survival rates. If pancreatic cancer runs in the family, and you are nearing the vulnerable age of of 50 and older (it occurs more often in people 50 and older), I would have no problem paying the $1,000+ for an annual CT scan. Symptom awareness and knowing your family history and risk factors, is the key, I believe.

1:25 PM  

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