Obesity and Diabetes: The Increased Risk of Cancer and Cancer-Related Mortality.

@article{Gallagher2015ObesityAD,
  title={Obesity and Diabetes: The Increased Risk of Cancer and Cancer-Related Mortality.},
  author={Emily Jane Gallagher and Derek Leroith},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={727-48}
}
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are becoming increasingly prevalent worldwide, and both are associated with an increased incidence and mortality from many cancers. The metabolic abnormalities associated with type 2 diabetes develop many years before the onset of diabetes and, therefore, may be contributing to cancer risk before individuals are aware that they are at risk. Multiple factors potentially contribute to the progression of cancer in obesity and type 2 diabetes, including hyperinsulinemia… CONTINUE READING