The results of a study published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, have shown an association between type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer.
It has been projected that by 2030, 366 million people will have developed diabetes. As of 2000, the number stood at 171 million. Obesity, the traditional Western diet and a sedentary lifestyle are all contributing risks for both diabetes and colon cancer.
“While our study supports an association of type 2 diabetes with colorectal cancer incidence among men, our results also suggest that insulin use is associated with a slight[ly] … increased, risk of colorectal cancer among men with type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Peter Campbell of the American Cancer Society.
Interestingly, this association was not found among women with diabetes.
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