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Perhaps the most exciting news comes out of M.D. Anderson regarding Metformin and cancer response. Metformin is the most common drug prescribed for Type 2 diabetes. It was observed that patients using Metformin had a lower cancer incidence. Findings are preliminary and M.D. Anderson will soon begin a clinical trial with Metformin and hormonal therapy studying metastatic breast cancer patients who are obese. Read the complete article at Science Daily.
ScienceDaily, June 4, 2008. Long Time Pestacide Exposure May Increase Risk of Diabetes. “Licensed pesticide applicators who used chlorinated pesticides on more than 100 days in their lifetime were at greater risk of diabetes, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The associations between specific pesticides and incident diabetes ranged from a 20 percent to a 200 percent increase in risk, said the scientists with the NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).”
Medical News Today. June 4, 2008. People With Diabetics Not Getting Retinal Screening. “Three quarters of a million people with diabetes in England are at risk of losing their sight because they are not being screened for diabetic retinopathy. ”
United Press International, May 29, 2008. Pink Bark Reduces Blood Sugar in Diabetics. “A study published in the June 3rd issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) found that diabetic patients benefited from a specially prepared high-flavonal cocoa drink improved their blood vessel function. The improvement went from severely impaired blood vessel function to normal.”
Best Syndication News, May 23, 2008. Diabetes: Blood Vessel Function Improved with Cocoa Flavanols. “Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of a French maritime pine tree, reduces blood sugar in type 2 diabetes patients, U.S. researchers say. ”
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