Almost 40 per cent of pancreatic cancers – one of the deadliest forms of cancer – could be avoided through maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking according to research, in a call to arms against the disease. While more research is needed to find better ways of diagnosing and treating the disease, there is evidence to suggest that some pancreatic cancers are linked to being overweight and to smoking – and almost four in 10 could be prevented by lifestyle changes to address this.
Source: Cancer Research UK. “Four in 10 pancreatic cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 2 July 2014.
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