Reducing Diabetes Risk, Also Reducing Cancer Risk


According to new studies, dietary restrictions applied in Type 2 diabetes patients after cancer diagnosis reduce both the formation of breast cancer and the risk of death due to breast cancer.

Anadolu Medical Center Medical Oncology Specialist Prof. Dr. Serdar Turhal said, “In this study, sugar restriction diets applied to Type 2 diabetes patients were recommended to cancer patients and this study was supervised by Harvard Medical School because Type 2 diabetes is both a risk factor for breast cancer and the possibility of developing Type 2 diabetes after breast cancer is also high. said.

The nutrition of the patients was followed every 2-4 years.

Stating that 8 thousand 320 breast cancer patients were evaluated in this study, Medical Oncology Specialist Prof. Dr. Serdar Turhal said, “The patients filled out the questionnaires about how their diet was every 2 to 4 years, and the researchers evaluated the information about the course of breast cancer among those who pay attention to the diabetic diet after breast cancer and those who do not, and the occurrence of breast cancer in individuals who are not diagnosed with breast cancer. . Diabetes-compatible diet includes eating more bran, consuming coffee, nuts, fresh vegetables and fruits, consuming less saturated fat, eating less red meat, drinking less diet drinks and drinking less fruit juices.

Stating that this type of diet has been shown to reduce the development of diabetes by 40 percent in the general population, Prof. Dr. Serdar Turhal said, “In this study, its effect on cancer was investigated. "People with the highest risk of diabetes are those who take hormone therapy in the postmenopausal period and are less physically active.

Diabetes-reducing diet reduces the risk of death due to breast cancer by 13 percent.

Sharing that 13 thousand 2 of the patients who were followed up in a 146-year follow-up in the study died, Prof. Dr. Serdar Turhal said, “While the deaths of 948 of these are due to breast cancer; The risk of death due to breast cancer has been reduced by 13 percent in those who follow a diet that reduces the risk of diabetes, and a 31 percent reduction has been achieved in all causes of death. "The risk of breast cancer has decreased by 20 percent and the risk of all deaths by 14 percent in those who make such dietary changes after the diagnosis of breast cancer."

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