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There was a relationship between increased pancreatic cancer risk and higher intakes of sugar, candy, honey and jam - Reuters (article links)

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- Participants with the highest-glycemic index diets were 78% more likely to have pancreatic cancer.
- It is possible that such diets could contribute to pancreatic risk, such foods influence the body's secretion of the blood-sugar-regulating hormone insulin -- And insulin encourages the growth and division of cells in the pancreas -- raising the possibility that the hormone could encourage the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer cells.

Sugary foods linked to pancreatic cancer risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with diets high in sweets and other foods that cause rapid blood-sugar spikes may have a higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer than those who eat less of those foods, a new study suggests.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65E5H420100615