Polyps and elevated glucose levels

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Welcome to Public Health Moment from the University of Minnesota. A new study has identified elevated glucose levels in patients as one factor in the recurrence of adenomatous polyps. These are benign polyps that can lead to colorectal cancer. The four-year study followed 715 patients who had had a polyp removed. University of Minnesota epidemiologist Andrew Flood, one of the study’s authors, has more. <clip: “We found that over the next four years…are most likely to progress to cancer.”> Because of these results, Flood says that people who have had a polyp removed should carefully regulate their glucose levels. <clip: “Get your glucose concentration measured…how they might want to regulate their glucose in the future.”> With another Public Health Moment, I’m John Finnegan.



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Finnegan, John; Andrew Flood. (2008). Polyps and elevated glucose levels. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/257579.

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