By Kathleen Blanchard RN for EmaxHealth.com
Patients with diabetes are more prone to developing cancer, but until now researchers haven’t understood why it happens. Notably, rates of cancer and diabetes are widespread. Scientists from Lund University in Sweden have mapped gene activity that explains why type 2 diabetes raises the risk of cancer.
According to Yuedan Zhou, a doctoral student at the Lund University Diabetes Centre and principal author of the published study, “We have worked with the most well-known risk gene for type 2 diabetes, a variant of the TCF gene, and have studied its function in the beta cells.”
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