5/19/2004

The same factors that raise the risk of diabetes -- starchy foods, obesity and inactivity -- also may increase the risk of colon cancer, health experts say. Just as insulin irregularities can cause problems with blood sugar for diabetics, they also can play a role in the disorderly cell division that can cause tumors, and experts say links among obesity, insulin and colon cancer could have tremendous significance.

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