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Sulfonylureas, Insulin, and Metformin Cancer Risks for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Can metformin reduce the risk of cancer for those with type 2 diabetes?… In previous studies, metformin has been shown to decrease the risk of cancer in type 2 diabetes. A recent meta-analysis showed a 34% reduction in the incidence of any cancer and a 33% reduction in cancer mortality; …

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Phentermine and Topirimate ER (Qsymia) Studied for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Diabetic patients can lose weight with medication specific for weight loss... In two randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled studies, the safety and efficacy of treatment with phentermine (PHEN) and topiramate ER (TPM ER) (Qsymia) plus lifestyle for weight loss and glycemic benefits were measured. The studies included obese/overweight adults with type 2 diabetes. …

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Two MicroRNAs Identify Prediabetes

Serum levels of 2 microRNAs, miR-192 and miR-193b, can be used to identify individuals with prediabetes, researchers report… The uncontrolled hyperglycemic excursions associated with prediabetes are stressful for the body, and miRNAs are thought to be critical regulators of stress. Dr. Marcelina Párrizas from Diabetes and Obesity Research Laboratory, Barcelona, …

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