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Metabolic Syndrome

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, June 13

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Diabetes, high blood pressure linked to colon cancer recurrence

A new study shows that patients with early stage colon cancer who also have diabetes or high blood pressure (both components of metabolic syndrome) have a greater risk for a recurrence of the cancer and a higher mortality rate compared to colon cancer patients without the diseases.

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