Friday, March 14, 2014

New diagnosis of diabetes may be linked to pancreatic cancer

SCIENCE DAILY – Mar. 14, 2014 – A mathematical analysis of data from 88 international studies looking for a link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer found that the combined relative risk of pancreatic cancer was nearly two times higher for people with diabetes, but the greatest risk was nearly  seven times higher for people just after being diagnosed with diabetes. The researchers concluded in their March online first article in the journal Annals of Surgical Oncology that there is a strong link between pancreatic cancer and diabetes, particularly among those newly diagnosed with diabetes. They suggest that new onset diabetes might be an early sign of pancreatic cancer.

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