People with a combination of three common medical conditions together known as metabolic syndrome have a greatly increased risk of colorectal cancer. The three are hypertension, diabetes and elevated cholesterol.
Reviewing answers the the National Health Interview Survey, researchers found that people who reported metabolic syndrome conditions were almost twice as likely to have colorectal cancer. Nearly 58,000 people were interviewed by the NHIS in 2002-2003. Of those 1,200 had metabolic syndrome and 350 had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Read the rest of this entry »