Metformin may lower lung cancer risk in diabetic nonsmokers

2 febrero 2015

Among nonsmokers who had diabetes, those who took the diabetes drug metformin had a decrease in lung cancer risk, scientists report. Metformin use for five or more years was associated with a 31 percent decrease in the risk for adenocarcinoma, the most common type of lung cancer diagnosed in nonsmokers, and an 82 percent increase in the risk for small-cell carcinoma, a type of lung cancer often diagnosed in smokers, they say.
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