Experts claim that they might have found a link between type 2 diabetes and cancer after the latest research. They discovered that there is a higher risk of cancer after patients have received the type 2 diabetes diagnose.
According to Dr. Iliana Lega study author from the University of Toronto, more doctors diagnose people with cancer after screening tests and health care visits as all these patients already suffer from type 2 diabetes.
Iliana and her team conducted a study in which over one million adults with cancer participated. Based on the results, scientists concluded that people suffering from type 2 diabetes had a 23 percent higher chance of developing cancer during the ten year period before the diabetes diagnosis compared with participants who did not suffer from this blood sugar disorder.
Lega stressed that other studies have also proved that there might be a connection between cancer and type 2 diabetes. But both these disease can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle consisting of physical exercises and a healthy diet.
The team underlined that their study did not establish a cause-and-effect connection, but only that cancer and type 2 diabetes might be associated with similar causes. Physical activity and healthy diets proved to improve significantly the life quality of every person who decided to make a lifestyle change.
Based on the statistics the general population was healthier and less likely to develop those diseases thanks to an excellent diet and exercise interventions.
According to Lega, the study findings are significant because they underline the importance of this investigation in the future. Scientists will continue their research, hoping to establish the whole variety of benefits originating from a healthy diet and physical activity.
A previous study has shown that active people who keep themselves busy with study and work are less likely to develop brain disease such as Alzheimer’s and dementia later in life.
On the other hand, lazy people who had no activity were more likely to develop many types of health conditions including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, strokes, and brain diseases.
Also, people who exercise and follow a healthy diet are less stressed and happier than people who had no balance in their daily activities.
Breast cancer survivors who were usually stressed and had a low self-confidence proved to have a significant increase in their life quality thanks to physical exercises. Type 2 diabetes and cancer can be prevented by following the same pattern.