Only 50 grams of processed meat in the daily diet increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 19%. If a person eats much processed food, the risk is greatly increased.
If you are so fond of sausages, bacon, ham and other “delicacies” that you can not do without them, you should know: 150 grams of meat a day increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 57%.
The disease is most often diagnosed at later stages, and within one year after the discovery it kills up to 80% of the patients. And only 5% of the patients are still alive 5 years after hearing the terrible diagnosis.
The study, conducted by the scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, has shown that, as a rule, the risk of having this disease is much lower in women if compared with men. Perhaps, there is some other reason, but the scientists attribute this discrepancy to the fact that in general men eat more meat.
The doctors warn that pancreatic cancer also can be caused by smoking (about one in three cases). The risk of developing the disease in smokers is increased by 74% (!) if to compare them with nonsmokers.