The Association Between Self-Reported Diabetes and Cancer Incidence in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study

JCEM: February 13, 2013

Context: Epidemiological studies have observed associations between diabetes and a number of different cancers. Yet the association with cancer overall and the interrelationship of diabetes and obesity with cancer have been unclear.

Objective, Design, Setting, and Participants: We evaluated the association between self-reported diabetes and cancer incidence in the NIH-AARP (National Institutes of Health-American Association of Retired Persons) Diet and Health Study, a prospective cohort in which 295 276 men and 199 591 women completed a questionnaire in 1995–1996 and were followed up for cancer through 2006. Read more