Risk of New-onset Diabetes after Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer in the Asian Population. By Teoh et al. 2014
Key sentence from the paper: “There was increased risk of new-onset diabetes mellitus (=type 2 diabetes) after ADT for prostate cancer in the Asian population.”
For the full abstract, see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25266491
Commentary: ADT is known to increase the risk of diabetes for Caucasian men, but is this finding also true for Asian men? This study shows that not only are Chinese men on ADT at increased risk of diabetes, but they are at even higher risk for diabetes than White men on ADT. This heightened risk is especially true for Chinese patients with a known history of diabetes risk, such as dyslipidemia and impaired fasting glucose.
Teoh, J. Y., Chiu, P. K., Chan, S. Y., Poon, D. M., Cheung, H. Y., Hou, S. S., et al. Risk of New-onset Diabetes after Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer in the Asian Population. Journal of Diabetes. 2014. [Epub ahead of print] 30 September 2014