Researchers from universities such as the University of East Anglia in the new issue of Intestinal Journal reported that they conducted follow-up studies on more than 20,000 people, during which they were required to report on their daily food types, weights and applications. Kind of cooking, etc.
The analysis showed that those who received the most antioxidants such as selenium through food had a 67% lower risk of developing pancreatic cancer than those who received the least amount of such nutrients. Such nutrients are often found in foods such as cereals, nuts, fruits and vegetables.
But the researchers also pointed out that the current study only reveals a connection that has not fully proved the causal relationship. However, it is estimated that once the risk of pancreatic cancer is shown to be caused by differences in daily intake of food, one of every 12 cases of pancreatic cancer can be avoided by changing eating habits.
Andrew Hart, who led the study, believes that the mechanisms by which these antioxidants work may include neutralizing carcinogens caused by bad habits such as smoking, or promoting the body’s own immune system to exert anticancer effects.
According to reports, more than 250,000 people worldwide die from pancreatic cancer every year. About 7500 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year in the UK.