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Common diabetes drug could fight ovarian cancer | Fox News

December 3, 2012

Note:  Any thoughts on the dietary pathways here??? – HT

The commonly prescribed diabetes drug metformin could potentially double as an effective form of ovarian cancer treatment, according to a new study.

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found that ovarian cancer patients – who also had diabetes – lived longer than other ovarian cancer patients when they were taking metformin. According to the scientists, they had been researching the link between metformin and its potential anti-cancer properties for many years.

“We had a pretty good idea that metformin has anti-cancer activity, because a lot of people around the world have been reporting the link between metformin intake and a protective effect against cancer for a number of years now,” Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic oncology fellow, told “[Viji Shridhar, one of the study’s co-authors,] has been conducting a lot of experiments in her lab and has published extensively in the area, so we had a lot of cell data, mice data – and then we decided to test our hypothesis in humans.”

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