Diabetes and pancreatic cancer may be linked, says recent research.

Recent finding: About 1% of patients ages 50 and older were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer within three years of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This rate is eight times higher than in the general population.

Self-defense: Consult your physician if you are newly diagnosed with diabetes.

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