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Diets High in Red Meat Linked to Stomach and Esophageal Cancers

Dietary factors are recognized as contributing to the development of stomach and esophagus cancers.

Common Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Liver Cancer

A drug widely used to treat Type II diabetes, may help to prevent primary liver cancer, researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center report in the April 2012 issue of Cancer Prevention Research.

Elevated Glucose Levels And Diabetes Are Associated With Increased Risk For Cancer

New research involving more than one million people indicates that having high fasting serum glucose levels and diabetes are risk factors for several major cancers.

Diabetes, Heart Disease Can Herald Early GI Cancers

Heart disease and diabetes are among the most common conditions plaguing Americans today, and they are related to a host of other diseases. Research now also demonstrates that these conditions can be warning signs for some types of digestive cancers.

Insulin Levels and Resistance Linked to Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Higher insulin concentrations and insulin resistance are associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in men.

Metabolic Syndrome Ups Colorectal Cancer Risk

In a large U.S. population-based study, metabolic syndrome patients had a 75 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer compared to those without metabolic syndrome.

Want Better Diabetes Care? Find a Family Health Team, Says Study

According to a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, a shift to family health teams results in improved diabetes care. It also helps...
Tim Byers, M.D., M.P.H. Colorado University Cancer Center associate director for cancer prevention and control.

Research Shows Link Between Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer

There are a number of risk factors shared between diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and several different types of cancer.In a major symposium at the...

Study: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Not Associated With Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Women who took statins do not face an increased breast cancer risk as had been suggested by some previous studies.

Moderate Physical Activity Is Critical For Reducing The Risk Of Chronic Disease In Older...

Getting regular, moderate-intensity exercise may be critically important for postmenopausal women who want to reduce their risk of cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases.

Study: Obesity Independently Impacts Prostate Cancer Screening

When interpreting prostate cancer screening test results, physicians should consider the impact of a patient's body mass index, regardless of race.

Study: Low-Protein, Low-Calorie Dieters Have Reduced Levels of Hormone Linked to Cancer

Preliminary findings suggest that eating less protein may help protect against certain cancers that are not directly associated with obesity.

Mayo Clinic Researchers Report Diabetic Women Less Likely to Undergo Mammograms

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that women with diabetes were significantly less likely to undergo screening for breast cancer by mammography than patients in a control group.

New Diet-Cancer Research Shows Variety to be Key to Cancer Prevention

Researchers studying the diet-cancer link are devoting a new level of scientific attention to a dietary factor that many people take for granted - variety.

Study: Common Diabetes Drug May Treat Ovarian Cancer

Diabetics with ovarian cancer who took the drug metformin for their diabetes had a better survival rate than patients who did not take the drug, a Mayo Clinic study shows.

Blocking Sugar Intake May Reduce Cancer Risk or Progression in Diabetics

Blocking dietary sugar and its activity in tumor cells may reduce cancer risk and progression, according to researchers.

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