A June 11, 2020 article in the British newspaper Daily Mail reported that a new study has found that women who develop diabetes could also double their risk of cancer. The study, led by Dr. Gabriel Chodick and Dr. Varda Shalev of Tel Aviv University, was the largest of its kind. Dr. Chodick and Dr. Shalev followed more than 16,000 diabetics from 2000 to 2008.
At the start of the study, none of the participants had a history of cancer. However, during the eight years which the study took place, they documented 1,639 cases of various cancers among people with diabetes, and compared them to occurrences of the same cancers in the healthy non-diabetic population – a sample of 83,874 people as opposed to the 16,000 sample of diabetes. They also found that diabetic women had a much higher risk of developing ovarian and colon cancer than non-diabetics.
Type 2 Diabetes is a condition in which a person’s body is unable to regulate the amount of glucose in their blood. It is often caused by being overweight. It can also increase the risk of developing other problems, including heart disease. You can attempt to prevent diabetes by eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy body weight.
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