People With Diabetes May Have An Increased Risk Of Cancer – Part 2 of 3
The risk of diabetes complications is a far greater concern. It’s with when someone decides to drive across the country because they’re afraid to fly. While there is a slight risk of dying in a plane crash, statistically it’s far riskier to drive”. The consensus dispatch is published in the July/August issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
The experts found evidence of an association between diabetes and an increased risk of liver, pancreas, endometrial, colon/rectal, core and bladder cancer. Interestingly, they found evidence that diabetes is associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. “There’s a strong consensus that there is a link between diabetes and cancer, and there are some very plausible biologic links,” said the report’s intimation author, Dr Edward Giovannucci, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
He said that insulin, and insulin-like growth factors, can assist some cancers, and that many people with type 2 diabetes have high levels of circulating insulin, sometimes for years before they’re diagnosed with diabetes. And there’s definitely an overlap in some of the chance factors for both type 2 diabetes and cancer, especially obesity.