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Diabetes Raises Risks Of Many Cancers

Cancer • • DiabetesMay 24, 10

People with type 2 diabetes—formerly known as adult-onset diabetes—are more likely to get 24 kinds of cancer than the general population, according to a new study.

Researchers in Sweden and the U.S. reviewed records of more than 125,000 people in Sweden who had been hospitalized for complications of diabetes.

They found that the greatest increase in risk was for pancreatic and liver cancers. People with diabetes were six times more likely to get pancreatic cancer and 4.25 times more likely to get liver cancer.

The risk was more than doubled for kidney, thyroid, esophagus, small intestine and nervous system cancers.

However, men with type 2 diabetes have a significantly lower risk of prostate cancer, the researchers said. They theorized that since people with diabetes have a lower level of male sex hormones, that could help protect against prostate cancer.


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