UCLA study suggests a high-fat, high-calorie diet accelerates development of pancreatic cancer
- Posted: June 21, 2012
Results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Pancreatic Cancer: Progress and Challenges conference by researchers from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center studying mice strongly suggest that a diet high in fat and calories can hasten the development of pancreatic cancer in humans.
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