THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 — A low-fat food plan could decrease older ladies’s threat of pancreatic most cancers, a brand new examine suggests.
The examine included greater than 46,000 obese and overweight ladies between the ages of 50 and 79 who ate high-fat diets after they joined a medical trial between 1993 and 1998.
Some had been assigned to eat much less fats and extra greens, fruits and grains (the intervention group). Others adopted their regular food plan (the comparability group). This continued till 2005.
After 15 years of follow-up, 92 circumstances of pancreatic most cancers had been recognized within the intervention group and 165 within the comparability group. That interprets to a fee of 35 circumstances per 100,000 within the intervention group and 41 per 100,000 within the comparability group, the researchers stated.
The examine was revealed on-line just lately within the Journal of the Nationwide Most cancers Institute.
“Primarily based on earlier observational research, we knew food plan could play a job within the threat for pancreatic most cancers in each women and men,” stated examine first writer Dr. Li Jiao. She is an affiliate professor of medicine-gastroenterology at Baylor School of Medication in Houston.
However no medical trials have investigated whether or not altering food plan can modify the danger, she added in a university information launch. As a substitute, the researchers behind the brand new examine analyzed information from the Ladies’s Well being Initiative, a significant analysis venture targeted on well being points for postmenopausal ladies.
The evaluation confirmed that “a low-fat food plan was notably efficient in lowering pancreatic most cancers threat in obese and overweight postmenopausal ladies,” Jiao stated.
A low-fat food plan was not discovered to decrease the illness threat for ladies whose weight was regular, nevertheless. The researchers stated that deserves additional examine.
As well as, Jiao stated the findings could not apply to males.