Your high sugar if not treated on time can increase the risk of developing a number of cancers and may even reduce the chances of survival in cancer patients. Yes, according to the research done by Swedish National Diabetes Register (NDR) individuals with diabetes face a 20 percent greater risk of developing colorectal cancer and a five percent higher risk of breast cancer compared with their diabetes-free counterparts.
They found that diabetes was linked with 11 out of the 12 specific types of cancer investigated in the study. Diabetes was also clearly associated with higher risk of cancers of the liver, pancreas (119 per cent), uterus (78 per cent), penis (56 per cent), kidney (45 per cent), gallbladder and bile ducts (32 per cent), stomach (21 per cent), and bladder (20 per cent).
Bjornsdottir, who led the study, said that their findings do not suggest that everyone who has diabetes will go on to develop cancer in later life,” However, Some previous studies have also indicated a link between type 2 diabetes and an increased risk of cancer. However, the relationship between diabetes and cancer remains poorly understood due to limitations of previous studies.
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