Study: Metformin may protect women from pancreatic cancer

The diabetes drug metformin may protect women against pancreatic cancer but other diabetes medications, such as insulin, can increase the risk, according to a study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Researchers from University Hospital Basel in Switzerland said data show people with pancreatic cancer may be at higher risk for diabetes but it is not clear how diabetes or its medications affect risk of cancer. Read the abstract. Reuters (1/31)