Pancreatic cancer – here’s how you can avoid the deadliest of all other cancers.
Science should reveal factors that cause pancreatic cancer, although some studies have already shown that bacon and red meat play an important role.
It was found that men who ate 2 slices of bacon or one sausage a day were 19% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those who do not. The percentage jumped to 29% when the subjects ate 120 g(4.2 oz) of red meat a day.
Pancreatic cancer is a growing disease and was diagnosed in more than 4,000 people in 2015. As there are no early tests, pancreatic cancer kills more than any other form of cancer. 74% of patients with pancreatic cancer will die in the first year, and only 7% of them will live more than 5 years.
Another study published in the journal BMC Medicine 2013, measure the rate of occurrence of this disease in the group of subjects who ate poultry, red meat and meat products. Research has shown a strong link between eating processed meat and cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
The results were so convincing when it comes to unprocessed red meat and poultry. Experts have concluded that processed meat is associated with high mortality rates and that 3.3% of deaths could be prevented every day eating less than 20 g(0.7 oz) of processed meat.
In these studies, there is one key factor. These are the nitrates which are added as a preservative in processed meat and which also give a red color of the meat. Studies have shown that nitrates are linked to cancer, so that this is an important factor in view of the fact that the bacon and other meat products caused by cancer, pancreatic cancer and other types of cancer.
As the number of cancer cases, science continues to search for the culprits. The link between pancreatic cancer and processed red meat requires serious research. The risk of these cancers can be easily reduced by carefully choosing the food we eat.
Although researchers agree that more research is needed to further confirm the link between pancreatic cancer and processed meat, it seems that we have more than enough information to get started.
A healthy diet is a good basis for our health. Pay attention to what you eat and only occasionally enjoy the processed products such as bacon.