New research has discovered that an anti-diabetic drug, Metformin, has profound anti- cancer properties. A recent article in the February, 2012 issue of Life Extension Magazine reports a huge study of 8,000 diabetics who were taking this drug. The findings were astounding! A whopping 54 percent reduction in all cancers was noted compared to the general population.
This is incredible since diabetics have higher rates of cancer. The article goes on to say that not only does Metformin help prevent cancer it also provides for a better prognosis in those that have cancer, including the lung, colon and breast. They also make the point that the earlier Metformin was used the greater the protection.
On a side note Metformin produces similar effects as calorie restriction…substantially longer life!