Diabetes Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

High insulin levels and increased resistance to the hormone are found to be associated with a higher risk of pancreatic cancer. A healthy diet and lifestyle may help to reduce the risk of it.

When cells of the body become resistant to the hormone, sugar is not broken down as effectively as usual, and levels begin to rise Insulin resistance precedes the development of type 2 diabetes

The researchers say it is possible that high levels of insulin may trigger the growth of pancreatic cancer cells.

The early stages of type 2 diabetes are often associated with raised levels of the hormone.

Decrease in glucose and insulin concentrations can be achieved through weight reduction, increasing physical activity, and intake of saturated fats.

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