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Interethnic Differences in Pancreatic Cancer Incidence and Risk Factors: The Multiethnic Cohort

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In the Multiethnic Cohort Study, researchers assessed variations in pancreatic cancer incidence between African Americans, Native Hawaiians, Japanese Americans, Latino Americans, and European Americans. They also determined the extent to which known risk factors may contribute to any possible variations noted.

They found that the factors related to pancreatic cancer included a family history of pancreatic cancer, diabetes, body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2, being a current smoker, and consuming red meat. Upon adjusting for these risk factors, a higher risk of pancreatic cancer was found in Native Hawaiians, Japanese Americans, and African Americans, but not in Latino Americans, when compared with European Americans. Read more . . .

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