Study firmly concludes link between diabetes and cancer risk. Many studies have shown a correlation between diabetes and cancer, but the link has never been previously confirmed.
This new study firmly established a conclusion, stating that diabetes increases an individual’s risk of developing cancer. It claims that diabetes’ diagnosis places a person at a risk of various types of cancer.
A new review that confirmed the risk has used data collected by 47 studies from across the world including the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Japan, and China. The studies altogether included health-related data of almost 20 million people.
The authors also note that women were at higher risk of developing malign tumors than men. Study firmly concludes link between diabetes and cancer is published in the journal Diabetologia.
Researchers led by Dr. Toshiaki Ohkuma, from the George Institute for Global Health at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia conducted the study.
They said that women with diabetes have 27 percent more risk of developing cancer than healthy women. While men with diabetes have a 19 percent higher risk of developing cancer compared with healthy men.
“We have also demonstrated for the first time that women with diabetes are more likely to develop any form of cancer, and have a significantly higher chance of developing kidney, oral, and stomach cancers and leukemia,” Dr. Toshiaki Ohkuma explains.
“The more we look into gender-specific research the more we are discovering that women are not only undertreated, they also have very different risk factors for a whole host of diseases, including stroke, heart disease, and now diabetes,” said Study co-author Dr. Sanne Peters.