Dietary sugar, glycemic load, and pancreatic cancer risk in a prospective study.

  title={Dietary sugar, glycemic load, and pancreatic cancer risk in a prospective study.},
  author={Dominique S. Michaud and Simin Liu and Edward L. Giovannucci and Walter C Willett and Graham A. Colditz and Charles S. Fuchs},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={94 17},
BACKGROUND Evidence from both animal and human studies suggests that abnormal glucose metabolism plays an important role in pancreatic carcinogenesis. We investigated whether diets high in foods that increase postprandial glucose levels are associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. METHODS In a cohort of U.S. women (n = 88 802) participating in the Nurses' Health Study, 180 case subjects with pancreatic cancer were diagnosed during 18 years of follow-up. We used frequency of… CONTINUE READING
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