Study: Diabetes raises risk of liver cancer as much as three-fold

03/8/2005 | Medscape (free registration)

New research shows the risk of liver cancer to be two- to three-fold among people with diabetes. The study of 2,161 patients aged 65 and older with the cancer, called hepatocellular carcinoma, found that 43.3% of patients had diabetes diagnosed in the three years before being diagnosed with the cancer, compared with 19.4% of a group of control subjects who did not have the cancer.

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