Healthy diet appears to lower risk
of pancreatic cancer in older people
Evidence mounts of link between
healthy diets, less calories and defeating cancer
Aug. 21, 2013 –
Related to a study released today showing that cancer treatment is more
successful if combined with consuming fewer calories, is a growing
number of studies showing that diet is also very important in preventing
cancer. One of these is a study released on August 16 reporting that people who most closely
follow healthy eating guidelines may have a lower risk of pancreatic cancer– probably the most feared cancer and certainly the most
Researchers from the National
Cancer Institute and other institutions studied more than 500,000 older
people (ages 50-71) who were already taking part in a long-term study
that tracked their eating habits, according to a report written by By
They compared participants’ eating
habits with the federal government’s 2005 Dietary Guidelines for
Americans. Those guidelines recommended eating plenty of fruits,
vegetables and beans; whole grains instead of refined grains; and
low-fat or fat-free dairy. They also recommended limiting fat and added
sugars. (The government updated these guidelines in 2010.)
Valuable new data on how caloric intake may play a role in programmed
cancer cell death and better results from targeted cancer therapies
By Tucker Sutherland, editor, SeniorJournal.com
Aug. 21, 2013 – It there is a way to make cancer
treatment more successful, most senior citizens will listen. They have
watched too many close friends and relatives suffer and die from the
ravages of cancer. A study out today, however, offers some hope that we
can make cancer treatment more successful. The researchers have
discovered that restricting calories for a defined period of time
appears to improve the success of cancer treatment.
After about 10 years of follow-up,
2,383 people in the study developed pancreatic cancer. The researchers
found that people who most closely followed the 2005 dietary guidelines
had a 15% lower risk of developing pancreatic cancer than the people who
followed the guidelines least closely.
The effect was stronger in men than
in women, and stronger among overweight or obese men compared to
normal-weight men. The analysis accounted for smoking, alcohol use, and
diabetes, all of which raise pancreatic cancer
The study was published in the
Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
The researchers say previous
studies of diet and pancreatic cancer risk have had mixed results, and
these new findings would need to be confirmed before anyone could say
for sure that certain eating habits could lower pancreatic cancer risk.
That’s because people who eat well also tend to have other healthy
habits, like getting exercise and not smoking,
that also could lower their risk
Of course, eating well has numerous
other health benefits. The American Cancer Society’s Guidelines on
Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention recommend:
·eating at least 2 ½ cups of vegetables and
fruits every day
·eating whole gains instead of refined
·limiting how much red meat (beef, pork,
lamb) and processed meat (bacon, sausage, hot dogs, cold cuts) you eat
·drinking no more than 1 alcoholic drink
per day for women and 2 for men
Staying at a healthy weight and
getting plenty of physical activity also are important.
Source: "The Healthy Eating Index 2005
and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in the NIH-AARP Study." Published online
August 15, 2013 in the
Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
First author: Hannah Arem, PhD, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda,
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