Link between antihyperglycemic drugs and cancer is unproved, US endocrinologists say

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 27 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5285
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Current evidence linking the use of antihyperglycemic drugs with a raised risk of developing cancer is “limited and conflicting,” say the American Association of Clinical Oncologists and the American College of Endocrinology. Their consensus statement says that clinicians “can continue to confidently prescribe all FDA-approved antihyperglycemic medications for the management of hyperglycemia.”1

The statement was developed in response to growing concerns about the possible association between obesity, diabetes, and, in particular, the …

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