Be Careful , People with Diabetes are at Risk for Breast and Colon Cancer
It is based on a study on the review of 20 previous studies involving nearly 2 million people. Overall the researchers found a 23 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer and a 38 percent increased risk of death among people with type - 2 diabetes.
In addition, the data also showed a 26 percent greater risk of colon cancer in people with diabetes. In fact, they also have a 30 percent higher risk of dying from the disease malignancy.
"The evidence is getting stronger that there is a relationship between diabetes and cancer. However, these findings only show an association between diabetes and an increased risk of both types of cancer," said Kirstin De Bruijn, a medical student the surgery department at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam.
However, he believes that obesity and diabetes prevention programs should focus on high risk, not only in a relationship of diabetes to cardiovascular disease. Meanwhile, the chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, Dr. Stephanie Bernik say that this finding is unexpected.
"The important point is how we can optimize the best treatment or find a cure for diabetes. As an alternative, the best way to reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes is by leading a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a normal body weight," said Bernik, as quoted from Newsmaxhealth.