Science Current Events | Science News | Brightsurf.com
 

Fizzy drinks increase risk of pancreatic cancer

November 09, 2006

The high consumption of sweetened food and drink increases the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet. A heavy intake of fizzy drinks, creamed fruit and sugar in coffee are three common ways of increasing the risk.

Pancreatic cancer is a very serious form of cancer that is possibly caused when the pancreas produces heightened levels of insulin as a consequence of upset glucose metabolism. A well-known way of increasing insulin production is to eat a lot of sugar. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown that the consumption of sweetened food and drink affects a person's chances of developing pancreatic cancer.

The study began in 1997 when scientists ran a dietary survey of almost 80,000 healthy women and men. This group was subsequently monitored until June 2005. According to the cancer registry, 131 people from this group had developed cancer of the pancreas.

The researchers have now been able to show that the risk of developing pancreatic cancer is related to the amount of sugar in the diet. Most at risk were those who drank high quantities of fizzy or syrup based (squash) drinks. The group who said that they drank such products twice a day or more ran a 90% higher risk than those who never drank them. People who added sugar to food or drinks (e.g. coffee) at least five times a day ran a 70% greater risk than those who did not. People who ate creamed fruit (a product resembling runny jam) at least once a day also ran a higher risk - they developed the disease 50% more often than those who never ate creamed fruit.

"Despite the fact that the chances of developing pancreatic cancer are relatively small, it's important to learn more about the risk factors behind the disease," says Susanna Larsson, one of the researchers involved in the study.

"It is perhaps the most serious form of cancer, with very poor prognoses for its victims. Since it's difficult to treat and is often discovered too late, it's particularly important that we learn to prevent it," she says.

Karolinska Institutet


Related Pancreatic Cancer Current Events and Pancreatic Cancer News Articles


UT Southwestern study shows how certain drugs alter metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that cancer drugs known as CDK4/6-inhibitors alter the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells, revealing a biologic vulnerability that could be exploited for therapeutic gain. The findings were published today in Cell Reports.

Study finds how diabetes drug metformin inhibits progression of pancreatic cancer
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of the diabetes drug metformin to inhibit the progression of pancreatic cancer.

Radiation an important addition to treatment for pancreatic cancer surgery candidates
Radiation therapy was associated with a lower risk of cancer recurrence in pancreatic cancer surgery patients, making it, like chemotherapy, an important addition to treatment, Mayo Clinic research found.

Racial bias may be conveyed by doctors' body language
Physicians give less compassionate nonverbal cues when treating seriously ill black patients compared with their white counterparts, a small University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine trial revealed. It is the first to look at such interactions in a time-pressured, end-of-life situation.

Recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis in children has high disease burden, health care costs
The burden of recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis in children may be higher than previously thought, with high costs related to repeated hospitalizations, report a pair of studies in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

Building the foundations for cancer genomic analysis for research and clinical diagnostics
An eye-opening article from the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) was published today in the prestigious journal Nature Communications. It lays a foundation for the coming era of research in cancer genomics.

New test may improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancers
By collecting samples from the portal vein--which carries blood from the gastrointestinal tract, including from the pancreas, to the liver--physicians can learn far more about a patient's pancreatic cancer than by relying on peripheral blood from a more easily accessed vein in the arm.

Nanotech-based sensor developed to measure microRNAs in blood, speed cancer detection
A simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor developed and tested by researchers from the schools of science and medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center holds promise for the design of new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other cancers.

Study reveals why chemotherapy may be compromised in patients with pancreatic cancer
A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center may explain why chemotherapy drugs such as gemcitabine are not effective for many pancreatic cancer patients, and perhaps point to new approaches to treatment including enhancing gemcitabine's ability to stop tumor growth.

Pancreatic cancer: CD44 protein induces metastases
Due to their rapid metastatic spread, pancreatic tumors are among the most aggressive types of cancer. Only three to five percent of patients have a survival rate of five years.
More Pancreatic Cancer Current Events and Pancreatic Cancer News Articles

Surviving Pancreatic Cancer: Your Guide to Life

Surviving Pancreatic Cancer: Your Guide to Life
by Larisa Belote (Author)


Surviving Pancreatic Cancer is a story about a 54 year old woman who was given a death sentence of 3 months to live based on the diagnosis. Against all odds, she conquers the disease by going through the most innovative treatment, dietary supplementation and proper nutrition. Empower yourself with knowledge about effective alternative/holistic cancer treatments that are available and make an educated decision rather than surrender to the traditional treatments of chemotherapy, radiation and even surgery that offer little hope. Innovative and alternative treatments may prolong your life, not only to exist, but to live a good quality of life with your loved ones. You will also find a guide that outlines steps to healing your body and building a strong immune system. Great for people...

The Ride Of My Life: A Fight To Survive Pancreatic Cancer

The Ride Of My Life: A Fight To Survive Pancreatic Cancer
by Bob Brown (Author)


Insightful, humorous, and inspiring memoir of self-described "regular guy" Bob Brown's courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and his journey through the medical community to save his life. In a conversational tone that feels like you're chatting with a lifelong friend, Bob shares the play-by-play of his fight to stay alive and make the right treatment decisions, affirms the difference a positive attitude can make, and celebrates the unexpected gift of a new perspective on life. What would you do upon hearing your doctor utter the words "inoperable pancreatic cancer"? If you or someone you love has been diagnosed, this amazing story of survival will move you, amuse you, and instill hope in your heart.

Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide To Pancreatic Cancer (Johns Hopkins Medicine)

Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide To Pancreatic Cancer (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
by Nita Ahuja (Author), JoAnn Coleman (Author)


The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Pancreatic Cancer is a concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining pancreatic cancer treatments from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead, and provides valuable tools to help you to put together your plan of care. Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will give you the ability to confidently participate in the decision making about your care and treatment. About the Series: Learning that you or someone you love has cancer is devastating, and feeling lost and powerless is a common immediate response. The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guides are designed to alleviate your anxiety,...

Pancreatic Cancer: A Patient and His Doctor Balance Hope and Truth (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)

Pancreatic Cancer: A Patient and His Doctor Balance Hope and Truth (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)
by Michael J. Lippe (Author), Dung T. Le (Author)


Michael J. Lippe was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2007. This is his story, and the story of pancreatic cancer, narrated by Lippe and Dr. Dung T. Le, the physician who is treating him.In telling these stories, Lippe and Le alternate chapters. Lippe writes about the early signs that something was wrong; Le continues with a description of pancreatic cancer, its symptoms, and its treatments. Lippe talks about his prognosis, contemplates the prospect of death, and describes how he began to cope; Le explains the importance, for both doctor and patient, of balancing hope and truth. Lippe speaks frankly about the toll the disease takes on his marriage and family; Le offers a general picture of what most patients can expect with their illness. The book concludes with Lippe and Le’s...

100 Questions  &  Answers About Pancreatic Cancer

100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer
by Eileen O'Reilly (Author), Joanne Frankel Kelvin (Author)


Whether you’re a newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of someone with pancreatic cancer, this book offers help. The only text to provide a doctor’s and patient’s view, 100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer, Second Edition gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. The authors, a medical oncologist and a nurse with 25 years of experience with cancer patients, provide a comprehensive, step-by-step discussion of what you can expect in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer, while patient commentaries provide a real-life understanding of what these steps might mean for your day-to-day life. This book is an invaluable...

Choose This not That for Pancreatic Cancer

Choose This not That for Pancreatic Cancer
by Personal Remedies (Author)


Numerous updates & corrections were made to this book in November, 2013. Significant updates and improvements were made to this book during September of 2013, including new chapters on alkaline diet, top alkaline-forming foods, top acid-forming foods, a look-up table on suitability of over 800 food items for pancreatic cancer, and addition of alternative therapies and herbal medicines.

Inside this book, you will find a list of food items and easy to follow suggestions on how to reduce your risk of cancer through nutrition and choices that you make every day. This book represents the most comprehensive and actionable nutrition guidelines for how to reduce your risk, prevent and combat cancer, in general, and Pancreatic Cancer, in particular. If you rather tackle health issues and...

Pancreatic Cancer Causes, Symptoms, Stages & Treatment Guide: Cure Pancreatic Cancer With  A Positive Outlook

Pancreatic Cancer Causes, Symptoms, Stages & Treatment Guide: Cure Pancreatic Cancer With A Positive Outlook


This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to deal with pancreatic cancer with a positive outlook. It also explains in detail the fundamental things that one should learn to be able to cope with this type of glandular cancer.

It is a book that aims to help the patient as well as family members get involved in the health support. Its goal is to shed enough light on the often misunderstood disease and make the acceptance easier for the patient and his loved ones.

Chapter 1- The Pancreas and its Functions
Chapter 2- Pancreatic cancer: The Risk Factors and its Causes
Chapter 3- The Signs and Symptoms of Pancreatic cancer
Chapter 4- The Pancreatic cancer Diagnostic Tools
Chapter 5- Treatments for Pancreatic cancer
Chapter 6-...

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery
by Rebecca Katz (Author), Mat Edelson (Author)


A Culinary Pharmacy in Your Pantry

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen features 150 science-based, nutrient-rich recipes that are easy to prepare and designed to give patients a much-needed boost by stimulating appetite and addressing treatment side effects including fatigue, nausea, dehydration, mouth and throat soreness, tastebud changes, and weight loss. A step-by-step guide helps patients nutritionally prepare for all phases of treatment, and a full nutritional analysis accompanies each recipe. This remarkable resource teaches patients and caregivers how to use readily available powerhouse ingredients to build a symptom- and cancer-fighting culinary toolkit. Blending fantastic taste and meticulous science, these recipes for soups, vegetable dishes, proteins, and sweet and savory snacks...

Surviving The Death Sentence: How My Mother Survived Pancreatic Cancer

Surviving The Death Sentence: How My Mother Survived Pancreatic Cancer
by Traysiah Spring (Author)


Thirteen years ago, Samantha Young was on her deathbed with Pancreatic Cancer. She had a 10cm malignant tumor on her pancreas and the doctors couldn't help her. They gave her only three months to live. This is the compelling true story of how she came back from the edge of death, by completely natural means - to not only survive, but to thrive. Samantha's daughter, Traysiah Spring, not only recounts her story but also shares the many powerful healing secrets that Samantha has learned along the way. Samantha is a walking, talking example of the healing power of the human body and is a beacon of hope for anyone who is suffering from a terminal illness. She is living proof that you can heal from anything - even a death sentence like Pancreatic Cancer.

The Death of Cancer: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable--and How We Can Get There

The Death of Cancer: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable--and How We Can Get There
by Vincent T. DeVita (Author), Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn (Author)


Cancer touches everybody’s life in one way or another. But most of us know very little about how the disease works, why we treat it the way we do, and the personalities whose dedication got us where we are today. For fifty years, Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr. has been one of those key players: he has held just about every major position in the field, and he developed the first successful chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a breakthrough the American Society of Clinical Oncologists has called the top research advance in half a century of chemotherapy. As one of oncology’s leading figures, DeVita knows what cancer looks like from the lab bench and the bedside. The Death of Cancer is his illuminating and deeply personal look at the science and the history of one of the...

© 2016 BrightSurf.com