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Review of Associations Between Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer

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posted on 2020-05-15, 14:45 authored by Pranay R. Bonagiri, Jay H. Shubrook

Type 2 appears to be a contributor to higher rates of some types of cancer. Rates of endometrial, liver, pancreatic, breast, colorectal cancers are most closely associated with type 2 diabetes. Obesity and insulin resistance appear to be major mechanisms of this link; therefore, reduction of these factors should be a focus of treatment.