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pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer may grow for 20 years before detection is possible. The largest study on nutrition ever has linked the consumption of animal fat and animal protein with pancreatic cancer. Total meat consumption also appears to be directly linked to the risk of pancreatic cancer. And the nitrite preservatives in processed meat have been significantly associated with pancreatic cancer. Bacon and chicken consumption may double the risk of pancreatic cancer.

Eating a varied plant-based diet may be an effective way of preventing pancreatic cancer. Some of the top foods include: garlic, cruciferous and allium family vegetables, spinach, radicchio, and beets. Coffee consumption has been linked with a reduced incidence of pancreatic cancer. Triphala may be helpful in the treatment of pancreatic cancer; unfortunately, it has been found to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals and should probably be avoided.

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