Study Links Diabetes with Colorectal Cancer in Older Women

A research team led by Mayo Clinic physicians has found that older women with diabetes face a more than doubled risk for some types of colorectal cancer. The findings were presented at Digestive Disease Week 2010, the annual meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association. Colorectal cancer remains the third-leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. For more on this study, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2010-rst/5756.html.