Could Metformin Reduce Cancer Death Risk?

Metformin, one of the most widely prescribed diabetes drugs, may have a new, hidden benefit: reducing the risk of dying from some cancers in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, HealthDay reports.

These findings are from a new study in International Journal of Cancer, which found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer who are taking Metformin, the risk of dying from cancer was the same as diabetes-free women with cancer. In women with cancer and diabetes who weren’t taking Metformin, their risk of dying from cancer appeared to be  45% higher.

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