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Diabetics may face higher risk of colon cancer

Women with diabetes are 50 percent more likely to suffer from colorectal cancer than those who do not have the metabolic disorder, according to a study by School of Public Health researchers.

“Colorectal cancer and type 2 diabetes share a number of common factors, including obesity, so it is interesting to see the direct line between these two conditions,” says lead investigator and SPH assistant professor Andrew Flood. The researchers followed 45,000 women with no history of colorectal cancer or diabetes from 1987 to 1989 and from 1995 to 1998 to examine the association between the two conditions.

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