Surprising Research Shows A High Blood Sugar Level Reduces The Risk Of Type Of Brain Tumors

Surprising Research Shows A High Blood Sugar Level Reduces The Risk Of Type Of Brain Tumors


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: Ohio State University

  • Date: 21 Jun,2016

Researcher from Ohio State University found that certain benign tumors have lesser chance to grow in high blood sugar level. This important research mainly focuses on meningiomas that is not actually cancerous tumors but need sever surgery and medications.

It is well known that high blood sugar level linked with type 2 diabetes and obesity, but researcher found the relation of meningiomas and high blood sugar patients while comparing certain blood tests of 41,000 Swedes with meningiomas diagnoses 15 or fewer years later.

At the results researcher founds high blood sugar mainly women, are less likely to diagnose with meningiomas.

"It's so unexpected. Usually diabetes and high blood sugar raise the risk of cancer, and it's the opposite here," said Schwartzbaum, an associate professor of epidemiology and a researcher at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center. The work appears this month in the British Journal of Cancer."It should lead to a better understanding of what's causing these tumors and what can be done to prevent them."

"There are so many things still to be learned, but I am glad that people are now serious about studying these so-called benign tumors," Schwartzbaum said.

Story source: Ohio State University

Journal References:

Brittany M Bernardo, Robert C Orellana, Yiska Lowenberg Weisband, Niklas Hammar, Goran Walldius, Hakan Malmstrom, Anders Ahlbom, Maria Feychting, Judith Schwartzbaum. Association between prediagnostic glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol and meningioma, and reverse causality. British Journal of Cancer, 2016; DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2016.157

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