The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

High saturated fat consumption associated with a 36% reduced risk of pancreatic cancer

This study was published in the Annals of Epidemiology 2013 Sep;23(9):571-5
 
Study title and authors:
Dietary fat intake and risk of pancreatic cancer in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial.
Arem H, Mayne ST, Sampson J, Risch H, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ.
Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA. aremhe2@mail.nih.gov
 
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23890797

This study investigated the association of dietary fat and the risk of pancreatic cancer. The study included 111,416 participants, aged 55 to 74 years, who were followed for 8.4 years.

The study found:
(a) Those who consumed the most dietary fat had a 30% reduced risk of pancreatic cancer compared to those who consumed the least dietary fat.
(b) Those who consumed the most saturated fat had a 36% reduced risk of pancreatic cancer compared to those who consumed the least saturated fat.