According to the first study to quantify the proportion of cancers attributable to diabetes and high BMI published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, diabetes and high BMI over 25 kg/m2 were the cause of 5.6 percent of new cancer cases worldwide.
“Our study shows that diabetes – either on its own or combined with being overweight – is responsible for hundreds of thousands of cancer cases each year across the world,” said lead author Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, a clinical research fellow at Imperial College London’s Faculty of Medicine.
Of the two cancer-causing agents, being overweight or obese – above 25 on the body mass index (BMI) – was responsible for twice as many cancers as diabetes. For men, obesity and diabetes accounted for more than 40 percent of liver cancers, while for women they were responsible for a third of uterine cancers, and nearly as many cases for breast cancer.
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*Results and patient experience may vary.