Holly: Some of the smaller studies that looked at the dietary factors that had shown somewhat of a protective effect with a higher intake of vegetables. So, that's something that we wanted to look at it very carefully. We found that if you examined types of vegetables, the most important, looking at all the vegetables together were onions and garlic.
Narrator: Also found to be highly protective were beans, yellow vegetables including carrots, sweet potatoes, corn and yellow squash; dark, leafy vegetables and cruciferous veggies, such as broccoli and brussel sprouts.
Holly: It goes back to what your mother and your grandmother told you, which was “eat your vegetables!” And that actually turns out to be the right thing to do, not just for pancreatic cancer, but other cancers as well – and other diseases.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.