WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Weight gain in adolescents can increase the risk of adult pancreatic cancer, a recent study suggests.
The study was published on Monday in the CANCER magazine of the American Cancer Society.
He explained that obesity in adolescent increases the risk of women's men from pancreatic cancer rates up to 4 times that are not obese.
The study added that the pancreatic cancer is the sixth most common cause of death related to cancer in the world, and previous studies have linked adult obesity with a greater risk of disease.
The aim of the study was to monitor the effects of weight in adolescents on pancreas cancer.
In order to reach the results of the study, the team reviewed around one million and one hundred thousand men and 707 thousand and 212 women.
Those participating in the study were subject to compulsory physical examination between the ages of 16 and 19, in a study that began in 1967 to 2002.
Over 23.3 years of progression, 551 new cases of pancreatic cancer were reported, including 423 cases of cancer among men and 128 cases of cancer among women.