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November 6, 2012

By David Liu, PHD

Monday Oct 29, 2012 ( –Type 2 diabetes mellitus and insulin treatments may increase risk of lung cancer in diabetics, according to some studies.

One study led by J. Luo of Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV showed women with self-reported treated diabetes mellitu stype 2 were 27 percent more likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer, compared with those who did not have the disease.

The study published in Diabetes Care followed 145,765 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 years who participated in the Women’s Health Initiative study. Of participants, 8,154 women had diagnosed diabetes at baseline and during a mean-11-year follow-up, 2,257 cases of lung cancer were diagnosed. Information on diabetes therapy was self-reported or obtained through a face-to-face review of the medication containers participants brought to researchers at baseline.

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