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Diabetes drugs appear to lower colorectal cancer risk

Written by | 16 Dec 2023

Glucagon-like receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs), a class of type 2 diabetes drug treatments, appear to also reduce the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) researchers reported on Dec. 7,… read more.

A common diabetes drug has a surprising side gig: muscle protector

Written by | 31 Jul 2023

You might not think of diabetes when you think of muscle function. But a common diabetes drug that regulates blood sugar can also prevent muscle atrophy and muscular… read more.

Metformin lowers risk of long COVID

Written by | 10 Jun 2023

Treatment with the diabetes drug metformin immediately after testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus lowers the risk of developing long COVID by 41%. Researchers reported this finding on… read more.

Metformin reduces risk of joint replacement in diabetes patients

Written by | 19 Dec 2022

Metformin use appears to lower the risk of total joint replacement in patients with type 2 diabetes. Researchers reported this finding on December 19, 2022 in the CMAJ/Canadian… read more.

Older diabetes treatment appears to have anti-dementia effect

Written by | 22 Oct 2022

Researchers report a link between use of glitazones to treat type 2 diabetes and a 22% reduced risk of dementia. The findings appeared on Oct 11, 2022 in… read more.

Metformin appears to slow cognitive decline in Type 2 Diabetes

Written by | 10 Oct 2020

Article written by Bruce Sylvester Treatment of Type 2 diabetes with metformin appears to inhibit cognitive decline and development of dementia in older patients, researchers reported on Sept…. read more.

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