Are Diabetics Prone to Colon Cancer?
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From Robert Cohen,

"Doctors said that the test most commonly used to screen for colon cancer doesn't go far enough. They're recommending a procedure that involves photographing the entire colon. I say, don't give CBS an idea for another reality show."
- Bill Maher

Milk was introduced to Japan in 1946, the year after World War II ended. In 1950, the per-capita yearly dietary intake of dairy products in Japan was 5.5 pounds. Twenty-five years later the average Japanese ate 117.4 pounds of milk and dairy. In j 25 years, as dairy consumption increased by twenty-one times, colon cancer increased 77 percent. See:

The October, 1997 issue of the Journal of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (1997 Oct;40(10 Suppl):S2-9) reported:

In Japan, the incidence of colorectal cancer has increased remarkably since World War II, and interest in this cancer has grown rapidly among Japanese clinicians and pathologists... Numbers of registered patients have increased annually, reflecting a trend toward an increasing incidence of this cancer in Japan.

Today's fascinating article appeared in the January 28, 2011 issue of the peer-reviewed publication, World Journal of Gastroenterology (2011 Jan 28;17(4):444-448):


Is diabetes a causal agent for colorectal cancer? Pathophysiological and molecular mechanisms.


Olga Giouleme, Michael Diamantidis, Marios Katsaros


Department of Gastroenterology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA General Hospital, Greece.


The possible relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and colorectal cancer (CRC), concerning pathophysiological and molecular mechanisms is highlighted in this review. The most recent and complete articles and developments in this particular field were thoroughly reviewed.


Common risk factors, such as obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and Western diet between DM and CRC, led to the theory that DM might be a causal agent for CRC development.


Chronic insulin treatment has been linked with increased colorectal tumor risk among type 2 diabetic patients. These mechanisms include insulin-like growth factor...

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Diabetic patients over 50 should receive counseling regarding their elevated risk for CRC, and screening colonoscopy should be recommended before initiating insulin therapy.

Contraindications from the manufacturer of insulin for Type-2 diabetics:

Shakiness, dizziness or lightheadedness, sweating, nervousness or irritability, sudden changes in behavior or mood, headache, numbness or tingling the mouth, weakness, pale skin, hunger clumsy or jerky movements, confusion, seizures, loss of consciousness, extreme thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, weakness, blurred vision.

Add one more risk factor: colon cancer

As an alternative to the above, you can find a permanent cure to Type-2 diabetes by adhering to the dietary plan of any one of these brilliant healers: Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Douglas Graham, Dr. John McDougall.

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