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Low-cost diabetes drug limits cancer risk

Posted by (Not set) - 2017-04-04 21:54:00


An inexpensive drug used to treat type 2 diabetes appears to prevent a number of natural and man-made chemicals from stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells.

The research, published in the journal PLoS One, provides biological evidence for previously reported epidemiological surveys that long-term use of the drug metformin for type 2 diabetes reduces the risk of diabetes-associated cancers, such as breast cancers.


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