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Is diabetes a risk factor for colon cancer?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is not a risk.

In brief: No

It is not a risk.
Dr. Martin Tyson
Dr. Martin Tyson
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A very large study published this year with almost 500, 000 patients revealed that patients with diabetes have an average of 25% higher risk for colon cancer.
Good news is that metformin pills seem to protect against colon cancer. Many studies have supported this finding. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/22778198/.

In brief: Yes

A very large study published this year with almost 500, 000 patients revealed that patients with diabetes have an average of 25% higher risk for colon cancer.
Good news is that metformin pills seem to protect against colon cancer. Many studies have supported this finding. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/22778198/.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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