Diabetes doubles risk of liver cancer in some patients

Fri, 30 May 2008
According to recent studies in the diabetes news, having diabetes doubles the risk of liver cancer for those patients that have Hepatitis C with advanced fibrosis.

Diabetes apparently increases the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, liver cancer . The changes diabetes makes to the metabolic system increase the risk of NASH (Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) which can lead to liver cancer.

A research team at the Erasmus MC University Medical Centre in the Netherlands attempted to quantify cancer risks by gathering a wide variety of date from various patients. Amongst the diabetic patients, researchers indicate that higher risk of liver cancer occurs as fasting glucose levels increase.
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