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OCT 25, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Obesity Could Shorten Lifespan For Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Obesity is linked with a slightly shorter lifespan for people with pancreatic cancer, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers found that people with a body mass index that indicates obesity live two to three months less, on average, than non-obese pancreatic cancer patients. Interestingly, the association held true even after taking into account known life-expectancy factors such as the patient's age and stage of the disease. "This study adds to mounting evidence for the role of weight control in improving outcomes for patients with cancer. It also ... Read More

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