WASHINGTON (Reuters) – the latest research suggests that weight gain during adolescence may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in adulthood.
The study was published on Monday in the Cancer Society of the American Cancer Society.
She explained that obesity in adolescence increases the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in men, which is up to 4 times more than obesity.
The study showed that pancreatic cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death in the world, and previous studies have linked obesity in adults with an increased risk of disease.
The aim of the study was to monitor the effect of weight gain during puberty on pancreatic cancer.
To achieve the results of the study, the team analyzed about one million and one hundred thousand men and 707,000 and 212 women.
Participants of the study were subjected to a compulsory medical examination at the age of 16 to 19 years in a study that began in 1967-2002.
After 23.3 years of follow-up, 551 new cases of pancreatic cancer were identified, including 423 cases of cancer in men and 128 cases of cancer in women.