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congenitally_deadpan t1_j4wqyo2 wrote

Interesting findings, but as the authors themselves discuss, the study has some significant limitations relative to the role of diabetes and possibly chronic pancreatitis, for example. So, as the saying goes, more study is needed.

In 1981 there was a highly publicized lead article in the New England Journal of Medicine showing an association between coffee consumption and pancreatic cancer, which, ultimately, could not be replicated. (Reportedly, it turned out the control group had an accidental bias - high rate of peptic ulcer disease and with individuals not drinking coffee for that reason.)