Barrett's esophagus plus diabetes raises risk of cancer

10/15/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Research presented at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting revealed Barrett's esophagus patients with diabetes had more than twice the risk of developing dysplasia or cancer than those without diabetes. Researchers also found that patients in the same cohort who did not have hypertension were twice as likely as those with hypertension to progress to dysplasia or cancer.

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