Diabetes Raises Risk of Deadly Cancers

Diabetes has been linked to many health problems such as higher risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney problems and vision loss. Now, latest research reveals that having diabetes can also lead to higher risk of getting deadly cancers.

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute studied 500,000 respondents aged between 50 and 71 years for a period of 11 years. They discovered that women having diabetes faced a 11% higher risk of dying from cancer, while it was 17% among men.

Health experts say the study underlines the importance of avoiding diabetes. The research reveals that having diabetes increases the risk of contracting liver, rectal and colon cancers in both women and men. Women faced higher risks of getting endometrial, anal and stomach cancers due to diabetes. Men faced higher risks of getting bladder and pancreatic cancers.

This research however does not differentiate between Type 1 and Type 1 diabetes. So, it is not known if the higher cancer risk applies to both diabetes forms.

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