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Colon cancer prognosis worse for the obese, type 2 diabetics
USA Today

People who have been diagnosed with colon cancer have a poorer prognosis if they’re obese or have type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Two new studies that looked at the impact that body-mass index (BMI) and a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes had on survival rates after a colon cancer diagnosis found that both factors influence whether or not someone survives colorectal cancer. In addition, both studies found that deaths from any cause, including heart disease, were also increased in those who were obese or had type 2 diabetes.

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