Saturday, October 10, 2015

The link between obesity and pancreatic cancer

In a recent analysis of surgical specimens obesity (with visceral fat more strongly associated than subcutaneous fat) was associated with pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN), a known precancerous condition.

A related editorial discusses other evidence, from epidemiology and animal studies, in support of the association and comments on possible mechanisms mediated by inflammation.

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