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Pancreatic Cancer Risk Higher In Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Patients 50 And Older; Findings Offer...

1 in 120 people newly diagnosed with diabetes age 50 and older have a higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer--a risk that is eight times more than expected for the general population.
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Low-Dose Aspirin Cuts Breast Cancer Risk for Diabetic Women

Study of women with diabetes showed a reduced breast cancer risk for women who used low-dose aspirin compared to those who did not.

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.

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.
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Easy Way to Cut Disease Risk: Assess Physical Activity

A new study looked at the benefits when clinicians counsel patients on their physical activity - and how routine assessments lower the risk of...

Study: Antioxidant Supplementation Not Associated With Decreased Risk of Prostate Cancer

Intakes of dietary or supplemental antioxidants were not associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer among men in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial.

Study: Saw Palmetto No Better Than Placebo For Enlarged Prostate

Saw palmetto, an herbal extract commonly taken to improve urinary symptoms in men with enlargement of the prostate gland, is no more effective than a placebo.

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.

Diabetes May Double Cancer Risk in Women

A new study finds that type 2 adult-onset diabetes has a surprisingly positive effect on reducing the rate of prostate cancer in men, but may double the risk of female genital and other cancers.

Diabetes Increases Risk of Developing and Dying from Breast and Colon Cancer

Researchers have found that diabetic patients not only have an increased risk of developing breast and colon cancer but an even higher risk of dying from them.
Pancreatic Cancer

Diabetes Drug Metformin Inhibits Progression of Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of the diabetes drug metformin to inhibit the progression of...

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.

Obesity Found to be a Risk Factor for Multiple Myeloma

An obese person is more likely than a lean person to develop multiple myeloma, according to researchers. Their findings indicate that Body Mass Index provides an indicator for one's risk of developing multiple myeloma.

Study: New Research Finds Direct Link Between High Cholesterol and Prostate Cancer

Researchers from Italy have found what they believe to be the first direct link between high cholesterol levels and prostate cancer.

Breath or Urine Analysis May Detect Diabetes and Other Diseases

A future sensor may take away a patient's breath while simultaneously determining whether the patient has breast cancer, lung cancer, diabetes or asthma.

Organic and Sustainable Foods Linked to Reduced Risk of Some Cancers and Heart Disease

Organically or sustainably grown berries and corn contain up to 58 percent more polyphenolics, natural antioxidants that are a natural defense for plants and may be good for our health.

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