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Excess Body Weight Before 50 is Associated with Higher Risk of Dying from Pancreatic Cancer

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Excess weight before age 50 may be more strongly associated with pancreatic cancer mortality risk than excess weight at older ages, according to results of a study presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3.

“Pancreatic cancer rates have been steadily increasing since the early 2000s,” said the study’s lead author, Eric J. Jacobs, PhD, senior scientific director of Epidemiology Research at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta. “We’ve been puzzled by that increase because smoking–a major risk factor for pancreatic cancer–is declining.  Read more . . .

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