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Researchers Study Diabetes-Cancer Link

Diabetics, be wary of the “Big C”. A recent study in Japan, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, concluded that the growth of cancer cells in liver or pancreas may be triggered by the excess insulin of patients with adult-onset diabetes.

The study performed by Tokyo-based National Cancer Center revealed that grown-up diabetic men have up to a 27% higher risk than people who don’t have diabetes. The first group also prone to develop prostate cancer since diabetes is said to have an effect on sex hormones.

The study also found that diabetic women are more likely to acquire cancer, including ovarian cancer, compared to their non-diabetic counterparts.

while diabetes can contribute to teh onset of cancer, the reserchers said it can also be the other way around because of the close association between the two diseases.

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  1. 10/05/21

    As we continue to grapple with Diabetes, a question that is not getting too much attention is the role Alternative systems of medicine like Ayurveda can play in controlling / curing Diabetes. A system based on Nature can not be all that bad 🙂

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