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Type 2 Diabetics May Have Higher Risk of Cancer

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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/

 

 

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