Type 1 diabetes is associated with increased risk of several cancersBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1210 (Published 01 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1210
- Jacqui Wise
People with type 1 diabetes have a higher incidence of cancer of the liver, pancreas, kidney, endometrium, and ovary and a lower incidence of prostate cancer than the general population, an analysis of diabetes registers across five countries has shown.1
Previous research has found that people with diabetes have a 20-25% higher incidence of cancer than people without diabetes, but most studies have looked at type 2 diabetes.
Researchers analysed data from nationwide diabetes registers in Australia (2000-08), Denmark (1995-2014), Finland (1972-2012), Scotland (1995-2012), and Sweden (1987-2012). They found 9149 cases of …