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Artificial sweeteners cause Cancer: True or False?

The debate of artificial sweeteners causing higher risk of cancer started when a study found an increased risk of bladder cancer in mice fed extremely high amounts of saccharin and cyclamate.

Vitamin D deficiency and Cancer: Are they related?

Over years multiple researches have tried finding the links between Vitamin D deficiency and Cancer.

Are diabetics at higher risk of getting cancer?

Over years the relation between cancer and diabetes has become an area of interest for endocrinologists and oncologists. While a large number of research suggests people with high diabetes are at higher risk of developing cancer, a few others suggest some diabetes.

High blood pressure and high cholesterol do not lead to cancer directly, but…

The relation of cholesterol and cancer has been researched but has never been well established. But, there can be long term risks.

#MythBusters: Do diabetes and high cholesterol lead to cancer?

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