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Association Between Diabetes and the Risk of Kidney Cancer: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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posted on 2022-03-16, 16:13 authored by Andrés Bonilla-Sanchez, Jenny Rojas-Munoz, Herney Andrés Garcia-Perdomo
Diabetes is a risk factor for several types of cancer, but the specific relationship between diabetes and kidney cancer is not well understood. We conducted a search strategy in scientific databases for case-control and cohort studies on this topic. We analyzed 17 studies and found that diabetes was significantly associated with the risk of developing kidney cancer and that this risk was slightly stronger for women and for people living in Asia. These findings were not influenced by obesity, cigarette smoking, or hypertension. We conclude that diabetes is an independent risk factor for the development of kidney cancer.

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