Lifestyle Changes Can Cut Both Diabetes and Cancer Risk
Posted Jun 18 2010 10:56am
People with diabetes are at risk of certain cancers , but the exact reason why is still not fully understood. But one thing is known – lifestyle changes that prevent or reverse diabetes will also reduce the risk of cancer.
Diabetes, primarily type 2, doubles the risk of liver, pancreatic, and endometrial cancer. It also increases the risk of colorectal , breast and bladder cancer by 20 to 50%. An expert consensus panel of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) met to try to understand why and has written a statement published online in the journal Cancer.