Study: Type 2 diabetes genes tied to colorectal cancer risk

04/12/2012 | Endocrine Today

Polymorphisms in LTA and CDKAL1 genes associated with type 2 diabetes appeared to have a gender-specific link to colorectal cancer, researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Women with an LTA allele faced a lower risk of colorectal cancer, while men carrying the allele had an increased risk of the disease. The study also found men with a CDKAL1 allele were less likely to develop CRC, but women were not.

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