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Pancreatic Disease Burden Varies Globally

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Acute pancreatitis is the most common pancreatic disease in the world and pancreatic cancer is the most deadly, but the incidence and mortality of major pancreatic diseases varies significantly throughout different geographical regions, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in the Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology.{/subhead]

“The aim of this study was to do a systematic review of population-based cohort studies to provide reliable incidence and mortality estimates of major pancreatic diseases around the world, as well as to investigate the effect of covariates,” researchers wrote. Read more . . .

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