Cancer warning: The blood type linked to a 72% higher risk of pancreatic cancer

The study authors asserted, however, that the findings do not prove a direct link between non-O blood groups and the development of pancreatic cancer.

What’s more, other studies carried out using a similar methodology have come to different findings concerning blood type B and the risk of different cancers.

In 2017, research published in the journal PLOS One assessed the risk of different blood types in relation to colorectal cancer – the fourth most common cancer in the UK.

There are over 41,000 new cases of the disease diagnosed each year, according to Cancer Research UK’s bowel cancer statistics.


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