WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Weight during adolescence can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in adulthood, a recent study shows.
The study was published Monday in the "CANCER" journal of the American Cancer Society.
He explained that obesity during adolescence increases the risk of male women with pancreatic cancer rates up to 4 times non-obese.
The study added that pancreatic cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the world, and previous studies have linked obesity in adults with an increased risk of disease.
The aim of this study was to monitor the effect of weight gain during adolescence on pancreatic cancer.
To achieve the results of the study, the team reviewed about one million and one hundred thousand men and 707 thousand and 212 women.
Participants in the study underwent a mandatory physical examination between the ages of 16 and 19, in a study that began in 1967 to 2002.
More than 23.3 years of follow-up, 551 new cases of pancreatic cancer were identified, including 423 cases of cancer among men and 128 cases of cancer among women.