Could High Blood Sugar Be A Cause of Colon Cancer?
Posted Oct 02 2008 3:13pm
Note from Connie: More scary findings were just released about the dangers of high blood sugar. Learn about this recent study, which concluded that that people who have polyps removed from their colons and have elevated levels of blood sugar or insulin at the time of the procedure are at greater risk of the polyps returning. My blog researcher Jennifer Moore brings you more info about this eye-opening study, which we learned about from this eye-opening article from Megan Rauscher ofReuters.
Thanks to a research team from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, people are being forewarned that you shouldn't have high levels of blood sugar when polyps are removed because there's a good chance they'll return.
Interestingly, the levels of blood sugar that raise your chance that polyps will return aren't even exceptionally high.
In fact, lead author Andrew Flood, Ph.D., described them as "right at the border" of what doctors would call pre-diabetes, a condition in which a person's blood sugar readings are higher than normal but not quite high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes (though pre-diabetes is often a precursor to the disease).
Even more frightening, the study in Gastroenterology found that colonoscopy patients with high blood sugar