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New research discovers vitamins that cut pancreatic cancer risk

Posted by: Information & support 24 July 2012

Research undertaken by a team at the University of East Anglia has found people with diets high in Vitamins C, E and the mineral Selenium are 67% less likely to develop pancreatic cancer. The story was picked up by the Telegraph and more detailed medical information can be found in GUT, the international journal of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Alex Ford, CEO of Pancreatic Cancer UK says: "pancreatic cancer is a lethal disease with five year survival rates of just 3%. There are no simple screening tests to help diagnosis it early and other than surgery no effective treatments. Given that we know so little about the disease this research provides encouraging insight into dietary factors that may help reduce risk. We look forward to further research in this area."