Based on the results of a survey of 400,000 adults, published the journal Diabetes Care revealed, about 16 of every 100 men with diabetes and 17 out of 100 women with diabetes registered with cancer. Meanwhile, only seven out of every 100 men and 10 per 100 non-diabetic women with cancer.
"The link between cancer and diabetes striking not make us surprised," said an expert epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Chaoyang Li. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from diabetes.
After considering a number of factors such as age, race, smoking and drinking alcohol, the researchers concluded that men and women with diabetes 10 times higher risk for being diagnosed with cancer. Li also said that other studies have also found an association between both diseases, although there is no evidence that one caused the other.
Research also found that various types of cancer are more likely to be found in people with diabetes, differs between men and women. Compared to those who do not suffer from diabetes, male diabetes are more likely to report that their colon cancer, pancreas, rectum, bladder, kidney or prostate.
While women with diabetes have more cases of breast cancer, leukemia or stomach cancer. For men, the increase is the greatest risk of pancreatic cancer, which is 16 cases per 10,000 cases among patients with diabetes, while among non-diabetic women only two cases out of every 10,000.