One-third of Americans with prediabetes, new report. That also means higher risk for cancer.

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More than a third of American adults are now living with prediabetes – with the majority unaware they have the condition – according to a new government report that can offer fresh motivation for millions to not only lower their risk of developing diabetes, but also of cancer.

Along with a host of serious complications, having type 2 diabetes increases the risk of many cancers. Adults with diabetes have about twice the risk of developing cancers of the liver, pancreas and endometrium. There’s a clear but smaller increase in risk for colon and post-menopausal breast cancers.

The two diseases – diabetes and cancer – share several key risk factors, including obesity and lack of physical activity. Read more… “One-third of Americans with prediabetes, new report. That also means higher risk for cancer.”

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    In mouse study, tomatoes lower skin cancer risk. But you need sunscreen.

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    A new study finds that adding tomato powder to the daily diet of mice reduces the development of skin cancer tumors in males. The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports.

    While the study offers new clues to tomatoes, diet and skin cancer risk, it’s not suggesting you put aside sunscreen for a tomato.

    AICR’s most recent review of the global evidence on skin cancer found no strong evidence that diet links to this cancer. Getting too much sun – those ultraviolet (UV) rays – is the cause of most skin cancers so the way to lower your risk is by protecting yourself from UV damage with sunscreen and limiting your time in the sun. Read more… “In mouse study, tomatoes lower skin cancer risk. But you need sunscreen.”

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      Broccoli extract may lower blood sugar among some with diabetes, study finds

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      Nearly 30 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes. Being overweight or obese increases the chances of developing diabetes. Both obesity and diabetes are linked to cancer.

      Findings from a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggest that sulforaphane, a phytochemical that has shown strong cancer-preventive actions in lab and clinical studies, might also reduce some of the harmful effects of type 2 diabetes in obese adults.

      “Sulforaphane is useful not only for cancer prevention but it also demonstrates anti-diabetes and many other activities,” says Jed Fahey, ScD, Director of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and one of the authors on the study. Read more… “Broccoli extract may lower blood sugar among some with diabetes, study finds”

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