The Link Between Diabetes and Cancer

Insulin, insulin-like growth factor 1, and insulin-like growth factor 2 signaling through the insulin receptor and the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor can initiate tumor development, accounting to some extent for the link between diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Keeping blood sugar levels steady is a vital part of cancer prevention.

Source: Endocrine Practice. 2010;16(5):864-873

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