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Pancreatic cancer link to processed meats

A study found that consumption of processed meats, red meat and pork increased a persons' risk of developing cancer of the pancreas. Researchers have hypothesised that the method of preparing the meat is involved with its carcinogenic properties. Pancreatic cancer has a very poor prognosis due to its often late presentation, with 5% survival after 5 years.

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About: Pancreatic cancer link to processed meats

Date: 5 October 2005

Source: Forbes

Author: Robert Preidt

URL: http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/health/feeds/hscout/2005/10/05/hscout528330.html

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