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Some diabetes drugs may help in the fight against cancer

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Cleveland, OH (KWWL) -- Some diabetes medications may slow the progression of lung cancer.

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic compared medical records of people with diabetes and lung cancer along with diabetics without lung cancer.

People who were taking diabetes drugs called TZDs or those with Metformin were less likely to get lung cancer.

Those who did have cancer lived longer when they were also taking diabetes medications, and their cancer did not spread as quickly.

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