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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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Poor Lifestyle Choices behind Many Types of Cancer

Nearly 600,000 cancer cases in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles according to Cancer Research UK…. Overall, experts say that more than four in 10 cancers could be prevented by changes to lifestyle. With health services already overstretched and people …

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Thiazolidinediones Not Linked to Bladder Cancer

Risk found unaffected by prolonged exposure to pioglitazone… According to a recent study of more than one million people published in Diabetologia, the diabetes medications pioglitazone (Actos) and rosiglitazone (Avandia) do not appear to have an association with bladder cancer. It is known that bladder tumors overexpress transcription factor called …

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