Breast cancer and diabetes are linked, study finds

12/17/2012 | HealthDay News

Women who are past menopause and have survived breast cancer are more likely to develop diabetes than women who have not had the disease, according to a study published in the journal Diabetologia. Women who had undergone chemotherapy for breast cancer had an even higher risk of developing diabetes, but that risk decreased over time. "Increased weight gain has been noted [after receiving] chemotherapy for breast cancer, which may be a factor in the increased risk of diabetes in women receiving treatment," said study author Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe.

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