pancreatic cancer with the & # 39 is more deadly in patients who were overweight before the age of 50 years, new research suggests.
Scientists of the American Cancer Society found that a BMI of 30 or above, increases the risk that pancreatic cancer will kill the patient by 25 percent.
Modern therories believe that the inflammation that comes with being overweight can stimulate cells to mutate and become cancerous.
Panreatic cancer has been on the rise in recent years – Trebek striking and claiming the life of Ella Fitzgerald – surprised doctors as the main risk factor, smoking reduction, but a new study suggests that obesity may be to blame.
A new study suggests that panreatic cancer 25 percent more death in people who get excesss weight under the age of 50 – and older people to put on the pounds, the worse their chances
Pancreatic cancer is still considered a rare form, but the stakes have increased in recent years.
"We were taken aback by the fact that the increase is because smoking a major risk factor for pancreatic cancer is reduced, says Dr. Eric Jacobs, scientific director of the American Cancer Society, and co-author of the new study.
Although pancreatic with & # 39 is one of the most poorly known forms of cancer, with smoking & # 39 is one of the core, a known risk factor.
However, the rate of pancreatic cancer continue to rise even smoke has reached a record low in the US, causing surprise and scientists in search of some other changes that might be driving the trend.
Now, scientists may have found a possible explanation: the obesity epidemic.
Excess body weight with & # 39 is the main risk factor for all kinds of diseases, including six forms of cervical cancer – esophageal, stomach, kidney, liver, certain brain tumors, pancreatic and colorectal cancer and multiple myeloma.
Research also shows that being overweight can make these kinds of cancer more deadly, and even if these people are surviving cancer, they are likely to have a lower quality of life in the future.
People who are overweight or obese, as well as 150 percent more likely to develop pancreatic cancer at some point in their lives than those who have normal weight.
But obesity is not considered a cause of cancer, but risk factor.
Smoking, on the other hand, is directly blamed for an estimated quarter of the cases of pancreatic cancer.
And yet, the number of Americans who smoke fell by 65 percent compared to 1965 therate pancreas increased by 17.4 percent since 1999.
A new study suggests that the trend of the country in relation to obesity may explain the discrepancy FOF.
"Weight gain in the US population with a & # 39 is a likely suspect, but previous studies have shown that being overweight is associated with only a relatively small increase in risk, that does not look big enough to fully explain the recent increase in pancreatic cancer, says Dr. Jacobs.
But a new study changes that looking at overweight people get when they are younger.
Dr. Jacobs and his team analyzed data about 963.317 people without a history of cancer, since 1982, to see if those who were overweight before the age of 50 will have higher chances of developing pancreatic cancer.
Between then and 2014 8354 of group died of pancreatic cancer.
And those who are overweight early in life are more likely to be among the dead, even if they have not been mortally obese.
For example, a person 5 & # 39; 7 ", which was 32 pounds overweight at the age of 30 to 49 years had a 25 percent higher risk of dying from pancreatic cancer than those who were healthy weight at that age.
If the same person was slim before 50, but went 32lbs overweight at the age of 50 and 59, their risk of death increased by 19 percent, and 14 percent for those who are overweight from 60 to 69 years.
Thus, at the beginning of the life of someone I gain a pound, the greater the weight gain increased the risk of death from the disease inaccessible catch.
Based on these results, Dr. Jacobs estimates that overweight is a driving factor in 28 per cent of deaths from pancreatic cancer for people born between 1970 and 1974.
On the contrary, he estimates that only 15 of pancreatic death for people born in the 1930s, when obesity was much less common.
Overweight has increased the risk that a person will develop cancer as a whole – and pancreatic cancer, in particular – about 20 percent, so the findings of a new study into stress the crucial importance of a healthy weight, especially early in life.
"Our results strongly suggest that in order to halt and eventually reverse the recent increase in pancreatic cancer, we need to do better in the prevention of obesity in children and young adults, the achievement of which would have helped to avoid many other diseases, and also, »Dr Jacobs said.