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Friday, April 22, 2016

Metformin Protects Diabetic Women with Cancer Better than Other Anti-diabetic drugs

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A second large epidemiological study, which examined data from the Women's Health Initiative, found that though women with diabetes had a higher rate of cancer than the general population, "Metformin users, particularly long-term users, may be at lower risk of developing certain cancers and dying from cancer, compared to users of other anti-diabetes medications." That study is found here:

Diabetes, metformin and incidence of and death from invasive cancer in postmenopausal women: Results from the women's health initiative. Zhihong Gong et al., International Journal of Cancer, Volume 138, Issue 8, pages 1915–1927, 15 April 2016

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