Diabetes raises HCC, malignancy risk in hep C patients

10/8/2012 | Healio

Patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection and type 2 diabetes had a nearly twofold increased risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma and other malignancies including pancreatic and gastric cancers following interferon therapy, a study showed. However, maintaining mean A1C levels of less than 7.0% was associated with lower HCC risk, researchers reported in the journal Hepatology.

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