Diabetes Increases Cancer Risk In Women

Diabetes Increases Cancer Risk In WomenA new research has disclosed that female diabetics are more prone to cancer.

The scientists at Tel Aviv University's Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine detected 16,721 female diabetes sufferers, differentiating between males and females and specifying the relative risks of cancer for each group.

Dr. Gabriel Chodick, who in company with Dr. Varda Shalev led the research stated, "The interaction of diabetes and female hormones appears to exaggerate the risk, and make certain organs like the uterus and ovaries more receptive to certain kinds of cancer."

But, "for men, this study is good news", said Chodick.

The results of the study showed that diabetes seems to have a preventative effect on conditions such as prostate cancer, lessening the chance of cancers linked with insulin-like hormones by a whopping 47%.

Dr. Chodick suggested diabetic women to undergo screening for colon cancer earlier. (With Inputs from Agencies)