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    Metformin for cancer prevention: a reason for optimism

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    skinnydipper
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    Metformin for cancer prevention: a reason for optimism

    Post by skinnydipper on Tue Mar 08 2016, 12:03

    Summary of an article in the Lancet

    Obesity and its metabolic complications, including diabetes, have been associated with an increased risk of several cancers.1 The global obesity epidemic has fuelled a sustained rise in obesity-related cancers, especially in resource-poor regions with few options for population-based screening. Thus, the potential use of metformin as a novel cancer prevention strategy has generated much excitement in view of its low cost, favourable safety profile, and its potential for biological specificity in disrupting the association between obesity and cancer.
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    Re: Metformin for cancer prevention: a reason for optimism

    Post by chris c on Wed Mar 09 2016, 00:06

    One of the few drugs I'd actively consider taking, but won't get the opportunity now. It appears to do a bunch of good things to the metabolism.

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