Medical News Summary: Diabetes and sugar level linked to risk of cancer death


About: Diabetes and sugar level linked to risk of cancer death
Date: 18 January 2005
Source: New Kerala
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by New Kerala): A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that people with diabetes faced an increased risk of death from cancer. Furthermore, the risk of dying rose with increased fasting blood sugar level in non-diabetics. The highest fasting glucose level (over 140mg/dL) was associated with higher death rates from all cancers combined. The strongest cancer links in women were associated with liver and cervical cancer. The strongest links in men were associated with pancreatic cancer followed by esophageal, liver, rectal and colon cancer. The study involved nearly 1.3 people over 10 years.
Related Disease Topics: Diabetes, Cancer, Liver cancer, Cervical cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Esophageal cancer, Liver cancer, Rectal cancer, Colon cancer

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