Diabetes and insulin therapy, but not metformin, are related to hepatocellular cancer risk

Luca Miele, Cristina Bosetti, Federica Turati, Gianlodovico Rapaccini, Antonio Gasbarrini, Carlo La Vecchia, Stefania Boccia, Antonio Grieco

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Introduction. Metabolic conditions, including type 2 diabetes, have been related to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk. We have further analyzed the role of diabetes and antidiabetic treatments on HCC. Methods. Data derived from a hospital-based case-control study (Italy, 2005-2012) on 224 HCC patients and 389 controls. Odds ratios (ORs) were estimated using multiple logistic regression models. Results. Sixty-nine (30.9%) cases versus 52 (13.5%) controls reported a diabetes diagnosis, corresponding to a multivariate OR of 2.25 (95% confidence interval, CI = 1.42-3.56). A stronger excess risk emerged for a longer time since diabetes diagnosis (OR = 2.96 for

Original languageEnglish
Article number570356
JournalGastroenterology Research and Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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