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NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study: Impact of Diet and Lifestyle Factors on Cancer Incidence: Diabetes

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 or 202-434-2583.

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