Diets rich in fat from red meat and dairy products can increase a person's risk of contracting cancer of the pancreas, researchers are warning. Scientists at the National Cancer Institute in the United States asked more than half a million people to provide precise details of their diet over six years. The team found that those who consumed most animal fat had a higher risk of developing the cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the 11th most common cancer in Britain. Around 7,600 people are diagnosed with it every year. For most, the prognosis is poor: only 2% to 3% survive for five years or more. Smoking is rated as the biggest risk factor. While researchers have argued that diet is also involved, past studies have produced inconclusive results. However, Rachael Z. Stolzenberg-Solomon, leader of the institute's pancreatic cancer project, said the new study had revealed a clear...
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