Type 2 diabetes increases and metformin reduces total, colorectal, liver and pancreatic cancer incidences in Taiwanese: a representative population prospective cohort study of 800,000 individuals

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Metformin protection against cancer risk in Orientals is uncertain. We examined the possible metformin effect on total, esophageal, gastric, colorectal (CRC), hepatocellular (HCC) and pancreatic cancers in a Taiwanese cohort. A representative sample of 800,000 was drawn from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance data of 2000. A cohort of 480,984… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-11-20

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@inproceedings{Lee2010Type2D, title={Type 2 diabetes increases and metformin reduces total, colorectal, liver and pancreatic cancer incidences in Taiwanese: a representative population prospective cohort study of 800,000 individuals}, author={Meei-Shyuan Lee and Chih-Cheng Hsu and Mark L. Wahlqvist and Hsin-Ni Tsai and Yu-Hung Chang and Yi-Chen Huang}, booktitle={BMC Cancer}, year={2010} }