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Br J Cancer. 2009 Oct 6;101(7):1199-201. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6605240. Epub 2009 Aug 18.

A cohort study of the risk of cancer associated with type 2 diabetes.

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Section of Public Health, Division of Clinical and Population Sciences and Education, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, Scotland, UK.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

There is evidence to suggest that diabetes may increase the risk of incidence and mortality from cancer.

METHODS:

In a cohort study using record-linkage health-care datasets for Tayside, Scotland in 1993-2004, we followed up 9577 newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes, and two matched non-diabetic comparators, in the national cancer register.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS:

The risk ratio for any cancer, adjusted for deprivation, was 0.99 (95%CI 0.90-1.09). Significantly increased risks were observed for pancreatic, liver and colon cancer.

PMID:
19690547
PMCID:
PMC2768085
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bjc.6605240
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