New Study Links Obesity to Pancreatic Cancer

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A new study says obesity in early adulthood is linked to Pancreatic Cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer is the nation's fourth leading cause of cancer-related death.
This cancer is lethal because it is usually only found in its late stages.

The study showed that people who were overweight from the ages of 14 to 39 or obese from the ages of 20 to 49 are particularly at high risk of getting the disease.

But the study also showed there are steps you can take to decrease your chances of getting Pancreatic Cancer.

"Weight control at early age, at young adulthood is most important to reduce the risk of cancer," Dr. Donghui Li, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center said.

The study was featured in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association.

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