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Fibre and whole grains lower pancreatic cancer risk

Eating more whole grain and fibre-rich food may lower the risk of pancreatic cancer by about 40 per cent.

Fibre and whole grains lower pancreatic cancer risk

Eating more whole grain and fibre-rich food may lower the risk of pancreatic cancer by about 40 per cent. A fibre-rich diet can cut one's risk of pancreatic as well as other cancers, and having 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. To study how dietary patterns affect pancreatic cancer, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues studied the grain intake among 532 people with pancreatic cancer and 1,701 people without pancreatic cancer among the San Francisco Bay area population. The two groups were similar in age, gender and body weight, and had a similar history of diabetes, but those with pancreatic cancer were more frequently current smokers. It was found that there was a reduced risk among adults who ate two or more servings of whole grains each day compared with those who ate less than one serving a day. It was also noted there was about a 35 per cent reduction in risk among individuals who ate the highest amount of fibre (27 g per day or more) compared with those who ate the least (16 g per day or less). Overall, the results of the study suggest that eating more whole grains may protect against pancreatic cancer. On the other hand, eating two or more servings of doughnuts a week, compared with less than a serving a month, was found to raise the risk of pancreatic cancer. However, so did eating two or more servings a week of cooked breakfast cereals such as oatmeal, the reason for which may be explained by their inability to distinguish between sweetened or 'instant' cereals and less refined cereals. The risk reductions associated with some whole grain foods and fibre provide general support for the hypothesis that whole grains are better than more refined and sweetened grains for pancreatic cancer prevention. However, further studies are warranted to confirm this.
American Journal of Epidemiology,
November 2007
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