Saturday, September 3, 2011

Type 2 Diabetes Patients Face Cancer Risk

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the condition, which occurs when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin.

An 11-year study of almost 1300 people with type 2 diabetes found for the first time that both men and women with the condition faced an increased risk for all types of cancer.

However the finding that most alarmed researchers was that men aged 55 to 84 with type 2 diabetes were nearly twice as likely to develop bowel cancer as their healthy peers.
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