Navigation Links
Is type 2 diabetes mellitus a risk factor for gallbladder, biliary and pancreatic cancer?
Date:11/19/2009

There are minimal data assessing the relationship between diabetes with gallbladder, biliary and pancreatic cancer. Recent small studies have suggested an elevated risk of pancreatic cancer only in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).

A research article published on November 14, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team, lead by Dr. Jamal at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Long Beach, California, performed a retrospective search of type 2 DM patients matched to non-diabetic controls, discharged from Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals from 1990 to 2000, for the presence of gallbladder, biliary and pancreatic cancer. The database search identified 1 172 496 cases and control subjects for analysis. There was no difference in mean age between the case and control groups. Among patients with type 2 DM, the incidence of pancreatic cancer was increased threefold compared to controls, and gallbladder and extrahepatic biliary cancers were increased by twofold compared to controls.

This is the first study to provide a comprehensive assessment of the risk for gallbladder, biliary and pancreatic cancers in a large cohort of patients with type 2 DM. This study suggests future avenues for investigation to determine preventive measures and screening implementation strategies, to limit the impact of these tumors in the veteran as well as general type 2 DM population in the United States.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jin-Lei Wang
wjg@wjgnet.com
86-105-908-0039
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
2. RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
3. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
4. Diabetes appears to increase risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes
5. Discovery of sugar sensor in intestine could benefit diabetes
6. Despite overeating, morbidly obese mice gain protection against diabetes
7. Heart Attack Boosts Diabetes Risk
8. Obesity Doesnt Always Equal Diabetes
9. Sugary Sodas High in Diabetes-Linked Compound
10. Treating diabetes during pregnancy can break link to childhood obesity
11. Treating Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Lead to Thinner Kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... The ... funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series ... again host, Swirl, A Wine Tasting Event at the La Gorce Country Club ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... In ... across the country gathered at the La Valencia Hotel in San Diego, California ... Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking away with the coveted ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Regular gym users know the ... to wait longer to access the treadmills. It’s a predictable trend. After the excesses ... weight and get in shape by joining gyms, starting new walking or running routines, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Boar’s Head Brand®, one of the nation’s leading ... Big Game. Take the stress out of your party preparation – follow these easy, ... every stage of the game. , “The key to hosting a successful game-day party ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... At its annual meeting held last week, the American Parkinson ... Board of Directors. Mr. McDermott succeeds former APDA Chairman, Fred Greene. , "We are ... , APDA President and CEO. “Pat has tirelessly served APDA since 2001 when he ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... 2016  Montoya Love is recognized by Continental Who,s ... Pharmaceuticals. Montoya is the Regulatory Systems Operations Manager with ... Manufacturing and selling a broad range ... provides healthcare institutions, clinical laboratories and life science researchers ... the globe. ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016 Frontier Pharma: Chronic ... First-in-Class Innovation Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... chronic inflammation of the airways and lungs. Persistent ... make the disease one of the leading causes ... in the world. COPD is linked to cumulative ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 4, 2016  Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... devices to treat life-threatening diseases, today announced results ... December 31, 2015. --> ... forth in our last quarterly call, we strategically ... long-term objective to establish the Aethlon Hemopurifier® as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: