Diabetes Patients More Prone to Esophageal Cancer

Saturday, May 14, 2011 Label:
People with diabetes face a higher risk for developing certain cancers than those who do not have a blood sugar disease, according to a new study.Based on data from telephone surveys of nearly 400,000 adults, researchers found that 16 of every 100 men with diabetes and 17 of every 100 women with diabetes said they were stricken with cancer.
Meanwhile, only seven out of every 100 men and 10 per 100 women who did not have diabetes esophageal cancer. "The link between cancer and diabetes striking not make us surprised," said epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA Dr Chaoyang Li as reported by Reuters Health. Dr Chaoyang Li's team's findings appeared in the journal Diabetes Care.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine percent of American adults have diabetes.
After taking into account conditions such as age, race, smoking and drinking, the researchers concluded that men and women with diabetes 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with cancer.
Li also told Reuters Health that other studies have also found an association between both diseases, although there is no evidence that one caused the other.
The researchers found that different types of cancer are more likely to be found in diabetics is different between men and women.
Compared with people without diabetes, men with diabetes are more likely to report that they are stricken with cancer of the colon, pancreas, rectum, bladder, kidney or prostate. Prostate cancer has recently emerged in men.
Women with diabetes have more cases of breast cancer, leukemia or stomach cancer.
Make a man, an increased risk of pancreatic cancer the biggest is, that is 16 per 10,000 cases among patients with diabetes and only two out of every 10,000 among women who did not face the blood sugar disease.
It has a four-fold difference after other factors taken into account.Risk of female patients with leukemia are also very diverse between the two groups. One out of every 1,000 women who did not suffer from diabetes said they had been diagnosed with blood cancer, while three out of every 1,000 women with diabetes face the disease.
The new study was just a separate picture of the medical history of many, and not to follow their progress over time.
A professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Dr. Fred Brancati said he was surprised by this finding, because most cancers kill people quickly, so that they could not possibly arise in the study.
"It shows there is a large pool of adult Americans who suffer from diabetes and cancer," said Brancati, who was not involved in the study. "Their authors necessarily indicate that the two conditions that together."
Brancati own research has shown that the risk of death from cancer among people who suffer dibates is about 40 percent higher compared with people without diabetes.Li said it is unclear why diabetes has a link with cancer.
High blood sugar levels or excessive blood insulin - a hormone that helps drain the dula in the network - may increase the risk, but it has not been proven.Certain lifestyle choices to reduce the risk of diabetes and cancer, such as maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking.
Li stated that the findings are important reminders for people who have diabetes and their doctors for routine inspection to meet guidelines and discuss any possible cancer risk of cancer of anti-diabetic therapy.
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