(MEDICAL NEWS TODAY) – That diabetes and cancer are linked in some way is by no means a new idea, but it had never previously been confirmed. Now, a major new study draws a firm conclusion: diabetes raises a person's risk of developing cancer.
Research suggests that a diagnosis of diabetes places a person at an increased risk of various types of cancer.
Now, a review analyzing the data collected by 47 studies from across the globe — including the United States, United Kingdom, China, Australia, and Japan, to name but a few — confirms, beyond doubt, that diabetes heightens the risk for cancer.
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The study authors note that women with diabetes are especially affected. They appear to be more exposed than men to the development of malign tumors.