Metformin boosts survival in men with diabetes, prostate cancer

08/6/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Metformin use was associated with a 24% lower risk of all-cause mortality during the first six months of treatment in men with diabetes and prostate cancer compared with nonusers, a study indicated. Researchers also found that each additional six-month period of metformin treatment was tied to 44% lower odds of prostate cancer-specific mortality and a 20% decreased risk of all-cause mortality. The results appear in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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