Surprising Link between Blood Sugar and Brain Cancer Found

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May 3, 2017

A research study at Ohio State University shows an unexpected relationship between a person’s blood sugar level and the types of brain tumor they are more susceptible to. Normally, many cancers are more common in those with high blood sugar and those with diabetes, but this recent study showed that gliomas are less likely in those with high blood sugar, and more likely in those with normal sugar level.

Gliomas represent 24.7%, roughly 175,000, of all primary brain tumors in the United States. These findings suggest that the tumor itself can affect blood sugar levels or that high blood glucose can act as protection against gliomas.

These results add to previous research, which showed a decreased risk of Meningiomas in people with high blood sugar.

To learn more about this study, click here.