The Link Between Diabetes and Colon Cancer

by Medindia Content Team on  April 12, 2004 at 11:57 AM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

The Link Between Diabetes and Colon Cancer
Researchers say elevated insulin production in patients is associated with the risk of colorectal cancer. Elevated insulin production is known as hyperinsulinemia. This association is seen even after considering body mass index, exercise levels and other factors related to insulin.

Researchers studied men with and without colorectal cancer. In each participant, they measured the plasma concentration of C-peptide, which is an indicator of insulin production.

Researchers say their data not only supports the hypothesis that elevated long-term insulin production is one underlying mechanism to link dietary and lifestyle risk factors with colorectal cancer risk, but also provide a strong biologic argument that avoiding or reducing the modifiable risk factors ... could effectively decrease the risk of colorectal cancer and the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetes Diabetic Diet Diabetes - Essentials Cancer and Homeopathy Insulin Delivery Devices Diabetes and Exercise Colo-rectal cancer - Management Colorectal Cancer Stress Relief Through Alternative Medicine 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive