Home
Subscribe (free)
About NaturalNews
Contact Us
Write for NaturalNews
Media Info
Advertising Info
Pancreatic cancer

Whole Grains Cut Risk of Pancreatic Cancer by 40 Percent

Monday, June 09, 2008 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer
Tags: pancreatic cancer, health news, Natural News


Most Viewed Articles
https://www.naturalnews.com/023397_cancer_pancreatic_WHO.html
Delicious
diaspora
Print
Email
Share

(NaturalNews) Eating a diet high in whole grains and other fiber-rich foods can drastically lower a person's risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California at San Francisco and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

"There is a possibility that diet can affect one's risk of pancreatic, as well as other cancers," researcher June M. Chan said, "and that eating a diet rich in a wide variety of grains is likely to not only help in the prevention of diabetes and heart disease, but also this very deadly cancer."

Researchers examined grain intake among 2,233 Bay Area residents, 532 of whom had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The age, body weight and gender distributions were similar among those who did and did not have cancer, but the cancer patients were more likely to be smokers.

The researchers found that those who ate two or more servings of whole grains per day had a 40 percent lower risk of developing pancreatic cancer than those who ate less than one serving daily. Similarly, those who ate 26.5 grams or more of fiber daily had a 35 percent lower risk of contracting pancreatic cancer than those who ate 15.6 grams or less.

Those who ate two or more servings per week of donuts or cooked breakfast cereals had a higher risk of pancreatic cancer than those who ate less than one serving per month. The researchers speculated that their inability to distinguish between sweetened or instant and whole grain breakfast cereals might have been responsible for this finding.

"The risk reductions associated with some whole grain foods and fiber provide general support for the hypothesis that whole grains are better than more refined and sweetened grains for pancreatic cancer prevention," Chan said.

Each year, 33,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The five-year survival rate for the disease is less than 5 percent.

Join the Health Ranger's FREE email newsletter
Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time. | Learn more...

comments powered by Disqus


Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Get alerted on heavy metals and pesticide test results for foods and supplements

Natural News is about to begin releasing lab test results for off-the-shelf food, supplement and pet food products, covering heavy metals, nutritive minerals, pesticides and herbicides. These details will be released exclusively to Natural News email newsletter subscribers (FREE) and will NOT be publicly posted on the website. To be alerted, join our free email newsletter now, and watch for lab test results in the weeks ahead.

Enter your email address below to subscribe to our email announcement list (but don't use gmail). Your privacy is protected and you can unsubscribe at any time. If you don't join our email list, you may never see our valuable content again via Facebook, Google or YouTube. CENSORSHIP has now reached EXTREME levels across the 'net. The truth is being suffocated. Subscribe now if you want to escape the delusional bubble of false reality being pushed by Google and Facebook.

Once you click subscribe, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free subscription.