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Metformin use may decrease risk of pancreatic cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Use of metformin is associated with a decreased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with diabetes, new research shows. By contrast, treatment with insulin or an insulin secretagogue may increase the risk. “The current study demonstrated a robust protective effect of...

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Continuous glucose monitoring helps even well controlled type 1 diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Even when patients with type 1 diabetes have excellent hemoglobin A1C levels, continuous glucose monitoring will be beneficial, according to a report in the August issue of Diabetes Care. The study, conducted by the The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Continuous...

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Physical fitness lowers mortality risk in men with prehypertension

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Prehypertensive men who are physically fit are likely to live longer as a result, according to a long-term follow-up study published in the American Journal of Hypertension for July. Prehypertension – resting untreated systolic blood pressure (BP) of 120-139 mm Hg and/or...