Tel Aviv University Study Finds Diabetes Doubles Cancer Risk in Women

Women suffering from diabetes are at a greater risk of developing cancer, a new study has revealed.

The researchers at Tel Aviv University's Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine observed 16,721 diabetics, differentiating between men and women and defining the relative cancer risks for each group.

Type 2 diabetes appears to reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men, but appears to increase the risk of some cancers in women, researchers in Israel said.
Diabetes UK reports on a study led by Dr. Gabriel Chodick and Dr. Varda Shalev of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine. The study examined 16,721 people with diabetes and determined the relative cancer risk for men and women. The scientists revealed that the fact that type 2 adult-onset diabetes causes insulin-like hormones to circulate around the body has a beneficial effect on bringing down the rate of prostate cancer in men; however, for women, type 2 diabetes may double the risk of female genital and other cancers.

A recent research was conducted in the University of Tel-Aviv, Israel, at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, to determine the risks of Diabetes to develop cancer.

The research examined over 15,000 diabetics, separated by sex and specifying what is sort of cancer puts men or women in risk.

Type 2 diabetes appears to reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men, but appears to increase the risk of some cancers in women, researchers in Israel said.

Study leaders Dr. Gabriel Chodick and Dr. Varda Shalev of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine examined 16,721 people with diabetes and determined the relative cancer risk for men and women.