Pancreatic cancer is no joke.
Because it’s difficult to spot in the early stages, the disease is one of the most deadly: Only 1% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK survive their disease for ten years or more (1). And survival rates in the the Unites States aren’t any better.
This is because the early warning signs of the disease are easily mistaken for everyday health complaints.
By the time the disease has been diagnosed, it’s almost impossible to completely remove all the cancerous cells (2).
Processed Meat – The Biggest Culprit
However new research has discovered that meat products may also be to blame.
A recent study published in BMC medicine found that a high consumption of red meat was related to higher all-cause mortality, including death by cancer. Processed meat had the highest association to cancer and cardiovascular disease while poultry had little to no association (4).
And this isn’t the first study to link meat consumption to cancer.