Risk of Barrett’s oesophagus increases with type 2 diabetes

The association was stronger in males than in females, which the authors say may reflect the different fat distribution in men and women.

Researchers compared 14,245 patients with Barrett’s oesophagus and 70,361 controls without the condition.

They suggest that weight loss could help reduce risk for Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal cancer.
American College of Gastroenterology’s 77th Annual Scientific meeting, 22 Oct (Abstract)