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Fatty diet and cancer

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A diet high in fat may increase your risk for pancreatic cancer, according to a new study.

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health studied food questionnaires filled out by over 500 thousand people.  They were followed for six years to track their health.

They found men who ate the most high-fat food had a 53 percent increased risk for pancreatic cancer, compared to men who ate the least fattening food.

Women who ate the most fat had a 23 percent higher risk for the disease.

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