Energy Balance | Diabetes
For a copy of these publications and others related to the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, visit the National Cancer Institute.
History of Diabetes Mellitus and Subsequent Prostate Cancer Risk in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study
A history of diabetes is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer, and high levels of routine physical activity strengthen this relationship. These were the findings of the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study, which collected data on 328,216 men ages 50-71. During 5 years of follow-up, 11,193 prostate cancer cases were ascertained. The inverse relationship between diabetes and cancer was similar for organ-confined and advanced prostate cancer.
Further information about the study or individual reports may be obtained by contacting Nancy Wood of AARP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-434-2583.