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Diabetes Linked to Lung Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

May 30, 2012 - HealthDay News - Postmenopausal women with diabetes have higher risk of lung cancer, especially if using insulin.

Postmenopausal women with diabetes are at a significantly higher risk of developing lung cancer, particularly if they require insulin therapy, according to research published online May 22 in Diabetes Care.

Juhua Luo, Ph.D., of West Virginia University in Morgantown, and colleagues utilized data from the Women's Health Initiative study involving a total of 145,765 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 years, of whom 8,154 had diabetes, who were followed for an average of 11 years. A total of 2,257 cases of lung cancer were diagnosed.

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