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Prediabetes Increases Your Cancer Risk by 15%

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  • More than one out of three Americans aged 20 and older has prediabetes, a condition in which your glucose, or blood sugar, levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as full-blown diabetes
  • Ninety percent of those with prediabetes don’t know they have it
  • People with prediabetes have a 15 percent higher risk of cancer, especially cancers of the liver, stomach, pancreas, breast, and endometrium
  • People with prediabetes typically have elevated insulin levels, which increase your body’s production of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) that plays a key role in cell growth and proliferation
  • Swapping processed foods for whole organic foods lower in sugar and sugar-forming carbohydrates -- combined with a few minutes of daily exercise -- will quickly put you on the road to reversing diabetes

By Dr. Mercola

More than one out of three Americans aged 20 and older has prediabetes, a condition in which your glucose, or blood sugar, levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as full-blown diabetes.


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