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Prostate cancer risk reduced in diabetics

A study by the American Cancer Society involving 72,000 men has found that diabetic men are less at risk of developing prostate cancer. The reduced risk may be due to the reduced insulin level. However, this effect was only valid after several years of having the condition. The results showed that a diagnosis of diabetes within the prior three years actually increased the risk of prostate cancer relative to men without diabetes but men who had diabetes for more than four years reduced their risk by a third. This effect could be explained by the initial increase of insulin levels during the early stages of diabetes and then a marked drop as the disease progresses. Insulin levels may affect hormone levels and hence cancer risk.

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About: Prostate cancer risk reduced in diabetics

Date: 27 January 2005

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