Prediabetes Increases Cancer Risk

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BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS September 11, 2014

Prediabetes Increases Cancer Risk

September 11, 2014

Prediabetes increases the risk of cancer, according to a meta-analysis published in Diabetologia. Researchers analyzed 16 studies that included 891,426 participants worldwide. Prediabetes increased the risk of developing cancer by 15 percent, particularly for liver, endometrial, and stomach or colorectal cancers. The study notes that lifestyle changes can treat or even prevent this condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 86 million American adults—more than one-third of the adult population—have prediabetes.

Huang Y, Cai X, Qiu M, et al. Prediabetes and the risk of cancer: a meta-analysis. Diabetologia. Published online September 8, 2014.

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