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Nutrients and the Pancreas: An Epigenetic Perspective

Department of Public Health, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58102, USA
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Nutrients 2017, 9(3), 283; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9030283
Received: 16 December 2016 / Revised: 7 February 2017 / Accepted: 6 March 2017 / Published: 15 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrition and Pancreatic Health)
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths with a dismal average five-year survival rate of six percent. Substitutional progress has been made in understanding how pancreatic cancer develops and progresses. Evidence is mounting which demonstrates that diet and nutrition are key factors in carcinogenesis. In particular, diets low in folate and high in fruits, vegetables, red/processed meat, and saturated fat have been identified as pancreatic cancer risk factors with a proposed mechanism involving epigenetic modifications or gene regulation. We review the current literature assessing the correlation between diet, epigenetics, and pancreatic cancer. View Full-Text
Keywords: pancreatic cancer; epigenetics; nutrition pancreatic cancer; epigenetics; nutrition
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Weisbeck, A.; Jansen, R.J. Nutrients and the Pancreas: An Epigenetic Perspective. Nutrients 2017, 9, 283.

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