Alcohol and diabetes study. How that connects to cancer risk.

By Posted on Leave a comment on Alcohol and diabetes study. How that connects to cancer risk.

For lower cancer risk, AICR recommends not to drink alcohol. Its ethanol is a recognized carcinogen and our latest report found that even moderate amounts increase the risk of breast cancer. Yet whether drinking moderate amounts of alcohol has some health benefits is an ongoing area of research.

Now a study suggests that light to moderate drinking can lower the risk of diabetes. The study was published in Diabetologia. Read more… “Alcohol and diabetes study. How that connects to cancer risk.”

SHARE:

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

    By Posted on 1 Comment on One-third of Americans with prediabetes, new report. That also means higher risk for cancer.

    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.”

    SHARE:

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

      By Posted on Leave a comment on Broccoli extract may lower blood sugar among some with diabetes, study finds

      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”

      SHARE: