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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Weight Gain & Alcohol Raise Stomach Cancer Risk

A report was released by the American Institute for Cancer Research along with the World Cancer Fund, which identified that excess weight could raise a person’s risk of developing stomach cancer. Alcohol and processed meat consumption – including ham, and hot dogs – are also thought to increase cancer risk. The review also concluded that … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Weight Gain & Alcohol Raise Stomach Cancer Risk

Metformin May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying from cancer appeared to be 45 percent higher compared to women with cancer … Continue reading Metformin May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

Metformin May Increase Cancer Risk In Smokers By Brenda Neugent

The diabetes drug metformin may also lower the risk of lung cancer – but only for those who don’t smoke. Smokers, on the other hand, saw an increased risk of lung cancer while taking metformin, which helps control blood sugar levels in diabetes by suppressing the production of glucose by the liver. “Our results suggest … Continue reading Metformin May Increase Cancer Risk In Smokers By Brenda Neugent