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Type 2 Diabetes Linked with Colorectal Cancer

A longer duration of obesity also increased risk of colorectal cancer for diabetic patients… Dutch researchers have assessed the risk of colorectal cancer associated with type 2 diabetes, as compared with a nondiabetic reference population. They conducted an observational population-based cohort study within the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (1987–2012). All …

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Sulfonylureas, Insulin, and Metformin Cancer Risks for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Can metformin reduce the risk of cancer for those with type 2 diabetes?… In previous studies, metformin has been shown to decrease the risk of cancer in type 2 diabetes. A recent meta-analysis showed a 34% reduction in the incidence of any cancer and a 33% reduction in cancer mortality; …

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