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    Breast cancer 20% more common in women with type 2 diabetes

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    Monday, September 10, 2007 11:50 am Email this article
    Women with type 2 diabetes are at a 20 percent greater risk of breast cancer than women without type 2 diabetes according to an analysis by researchers from Sweden. Data

    Data from 20 studies

    The data analyzed came from 20 studies.

    In cohort studies, where they followed women for years, found an 18 percent greater risk in women with type 2 diabetes than those without the disease.

    In case-controlled studies, where they compared women with type 2 diabetes to those without diabetes, found a 20 percent greater risk in those with diabetes.


    Larsson S, Mantzoros C, Wolk A. Diabetes mellitus and risk of breast cancer: A meta-analysis. Int J Cancer. 2007 Aug 15, 121(4):856-62.


    Susanna Larsson
    Division of Nutritional Epidemiology
    National Institute of Environmental Medicine
    Karolinska Institutet
    PO Box 210
    Stockholm SE-17177
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    On Mar 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm Norm wrote:

    . . . . .

    I am unable to see how the article by S Larsson which is referenced by Mr. Hobbs relates to this article. Hobbs is discussing breast cancer while the meta-analysis performed by Larsson deals with liver cancer. Breast and liver cancer are very different and have different prevalencies in women.

    On Mar 30, 2011 at 9:30 am Admin2 wrote:

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    Thanks for letting me know.

    The reference was correct.

    Susanna Larson, the researcher, had written numerous papers on overweight and cancers,
    - one on breast cancer, ,
    - another on liver cancer, ,
    - another on gallbladder cancer, ,
    - another on multiple myeloma, ,
    - and another on rectal cancer.

    I had listed the wrong reference, but correct this.

    Thank you, Norm.

    Larry Hobbs

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