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Japanese Adults With Diabetes Have Increased Cancer Risk

Japanese adults with diabetes may have a higher risk of cancer overall and in several specific organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidney, according to results of a large study.

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Reducing Risk of Cancer

An inexpensive drug that treats Type-2 diabetes has been shown to prevent a number of natural and man-made chemicals from stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a newly published study.

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.

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.

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.
Brazil facing rise in chronic conditions

Burden of Chronic Conditions on Latin-American, Caribbean Health Systems Increasing

Six Latin American and Caribbean countries continue to face challenges managing more complex health needs related to certain diseases and conditions. The health systems of...

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher In People With Insulin-Requiring Type 2 Diabetes

Study concludes that patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who require long-term insulin therapy are at a significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer.
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Obesity Taken as Seriously as Cancer, Worse than Heart Disease

Americans now take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it's an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation's leading killer. Understanding of...

Diabetics with Cancer: Get Your Act Together or Sugar Levels Will Kill You Before...

Diabetics are at a higher risk of getting cancer and uncontrolled high blood sugar is more likely to kill them and impairs their immune...

Potential Association of Type 2 Diabetes Genes with Prostate Cancer

Scientists have identified six new genes which play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes, and among the group is the second gene known to also play a role in prostate cancer.
Diabetes and Obesity Responsible for Cancers

Diabetes and Obesity Responsible for 6-Percent of Cancer Cases

Nearly 6% of new cancer cases were caused by the combined effects of diabetes and being overweight or obese - and almost twice as common in women as men.

Loss of Stem Cells Correlates with Premature Aging in Animal Study

Researchers found that deleting a gene important in embryo development leads to premature aging and loss of stem cell reservoirs in adult mice. This gene, ATR, is essential for the body's response to damaged DNA.

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.

Link Between Diabetes Drug Actos (Pioglitazone) and Bladder Cancer Risk Scrutinized

Researchers analyzed 200,000 patients to examine the suspected link between pioglitazone (Actos), which is used to treat diabetes, and an increased risk of bladder...
Diabetes and Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Advanced Stage Breast Cancer: Diabetic Women More Likely to be Diagnosed

A new study confirms a strong link between diabetes and advanced breast cancer at diagnosis for women. Modifying breast cancer screening and detection practices...

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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