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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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High Calorie Consumption after GDM Leads to Increased Insulin Resistance in Hispanic Women

The women also experienced reduced beta cell function…. Researchers from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, assessed associations between dietary intake and rates of change in insulin resistance and β-cell function in Hispanic women with prior gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Sixty-two nondiabetic Hispanic women with pregnancies complicated by GDM …

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Poor Lifestyle Choices behind Many Types of Cancer

Nearly 600,000 cancer cases in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles according to Cancer Research UK…. Overall, experts say that more than four in 10 cancers could be prevented by changes to lifestyle. With health services already overstretched and people …

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Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #24: Psychological and Psychiatric Problems in Diabetes

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Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP Particular groups of patients with diabetes are at risk of different psychological problems (Table 25.1). Many chil­dren show remarkable resilience to the diagnosis of diabetes, but about one-third have some temporary psychological distress, mostly ‘adjustment disorders’ such as difficulty in sleeping, depression, …

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