Type 2 Diabetics May Have Higher Risk of Cancer - 8 News NOW

Type 2 Diabetics May Have Higher Risk of Cancer

Posted: Updated:

People who are dealing with type two diabetes apparently have a greater risk of some two-dozen types of cancer.. 

In a large study, researchers reviewed the cases of 125-thousand people who'd been hospitalized for diabetes complications.

The highest risk was for pancreatic and liver cancers, but the risk was nearly double for kidney, thyroid and esophageal cancer.

Ironically, the diabetics were less likely to get prostate cancer, perhaps due to the lower testosterone levels of many diabetics.  

That's our Dealing with Diabetes HealthNote for this week.  Join me again next Wednesday on 8 News Now at 6pm.

 Here are links to more reading on the summary I offered above:

 Science Daily on diabetics' higher risk of some cancers:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100521102629.htm

Diabetes Health: diabetes & low testosterone

http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/2008/12/15/6018/testosterone-and-diabetesan-iimportant-link/

 

 

  • Paula's Health NotesLas Vegas Health NewsMore>>

  • Study touts health care workers with less than bachelor's degree

    Study touts health care workers with less than bachelor's degree

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:08:05 GMT
    Among Las Vegas workers with less than a bachelor’s degree only 3.5 percent hold jobs in the most common health care occupations, the lowest percentage among the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas, the Brookings Institution reported Wednesday night.More>>
    Among Las Vegas workers with less than a bachelor’s degree only 3.5 percent hold jobs in the most common health care occupations, the lowest percentage among the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas, the Brookings Institution reported Wednesday night.More>>
  • Breath test can test for illnesses

    Breath test can test for illnesses

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:00:17 GMT
    With most diseases, an early diagnosis means a better prognosis, but sometimes it's difficult, painful and expensive to test for illnesses. Now there's a new way to spot a variety of conditions and all it takes is a simple breath.More>>
    With most diseases, an early diagnosis means a better prognosis, but sometimes it's difficult, painful and expensive to test for illnesses. Now there's a new way to spot a variety of conditions and all it takes is a simple breath.More>>
  • Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes

    Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:48:09 GMT
    Nearly 90 percent of people with type-two diabetes are obese and as more Americans gain weight, more will likely face a diabetes diagnosis. In fact, the American diabetes association predicts that one in three adults will have diabetes by the year 2050.More>>
    Nearly 90 percent of people with type-two diabetes are obese and as more Americans gain weight, more will likely face a diabetes diagnosis. In fact, the American diabetes association predicts that one in three adults will have diabetes by the year 2050.More>>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLAS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.