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New-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Accompanied by Weight Loss May Point to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

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Type 2 diabetes and weight loss are independently associated with an increased risk for pancreatic cancer, and this risk is further elevated when weight loss occurs together with recent-onset diabetes, according to results from a cohort study.

Chen Yuan, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and fellow researchers analyzed data from 112,818 women, with a mean age of 59.4 years, and 46,207 men, with a mean age of 64.7 years, obtained from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (HPFS), respectively. Read more . . . 

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