Navigation Links
Women's High Blood Sugar Linked to Colorectal Cancer: Study
Date:11/30/2011

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a link between high blood sugar levels and an increased risk of colorectal cancer in older women, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed 12 years of data collected from 5,000 postmenopausal women in the U.S. Women's Health Initiative study. The women's fasting blood sugar (glucose) and insulin levels were measured at the start of the study and then several more times over the next dozen years.

During the study period, 81 of the women were diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

The researchers found that women with elevated glucose levels at the start of the study were more likely to develop colorectal cancer, and that those in the highest third of glucose levels were nearly twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer than those in the lowest third.

There was no association between insulin levels and colorectal cancer risk, according to the team led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

The study appears online Nov. 29 in the British Journal of Cancer.

Obesity -- which is usually accompanied by elevated blood levels of glucose and insulin -- is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer. It's long been believed that the increased risk of colorectal cancer associated with obesity is due to high insulin levels, but this study suggests it may be due to high glucose levels.

"The next challenge is to find the mechanism by which chronically elevated blood glucose levels may lead to colorectal cancer," lead author Geoffrey Kabat, a senior epidemiologist at Einstein, said in a medical college news release. "It's possible that elevated glucose levels are linked to increased blood levels of growth factors and inflammatory factors that spur the growth of intestinal polyps, some of which later develop into cancer."

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about colorectal cancer.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Albert Einstein Medical College, news release, Nov. 29, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. High blood sugar levels in older women linked to colorectal cancer
2. Cell molecule identified as central player in the formation of new blood vessels
3. Newer Blood Thinner May Pose Danger to Trauma Patients
4. Life-threatening condition in preemies linked to blood type
5. At-Home Blood Pressure Readings Might Help Track Ailing Brain: Study
6. Molecules on branched-polymer surfaces can capture rare tumor cells in blood
7. Blood Type May Be Associated With Stroke Risk: Study
8. New screening method can detect a range of clinical conditions from a single dried blood spot
9. Blood disorders are a public health issue
10. Engineered, drug-secreting blood vessels reverse anemia in mice
11. Blood-based genomic test better than imaging test for ruling out obstructive coronary artery disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... 2016 , ... United Methodist Communications collaborated with Chocolate Moose ... video designed to prevent the next widespread Ebola outbreak from occurring ... distributed throughout Togo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire and other African countries, ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 09, 2016 , ... ... Mammal Prize has officially been won. A team from 21st Century Medicine (21CM) ... a way to preserve the delicate neural circuits of an intact rabbit brain ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... Coast Dental has ... is National Children’s Dental Health Month and family dentist Yvonne Dorrian, DMD, is hosting ... Coast Dental , located next to Target at 1207 North Peachtree Parkway in ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... case packer for pouches, bags, and flow wrapped products at WestPack 2015, February ... specialty product manufacturers step up to semi-automatic or fully-automatic case packing with a ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... The ... has selected the latest beneficiary of their ongoing community enrichment program. The current ... in area schools. Donations are now being accepted at: http://www.angelsanddoves.com/donate.html . , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... --> --> ... Technologies Market by Product (Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Irreversible Electroporation, Cryotherapy, ... Ophthalmology, Gynecology) - Global Forecasts to 2020", published by ... forecast period of 2015 to 2020. The market is ... of 10.5% from 2015 to 2020. Browse ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016 ... the "Global Skin Protective Equipment Market 2016-2020" ... --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqx6nz/global_skin ) has announced the addition ... 2016-2020" report to their offering. ... ) has announced the addition of the ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... a historic vote among its members this weekend, the Shinnecock Indian Nation ... and dispensary on tribal land near Southampton . ... for patients in the state,s Medical Cannabis Program. --> ... in the state,s Medical Cannabis Program. --> Tribal members ... designation from the State of New York as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: