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    Xenical (orlistat) reduces the risk of diabetes by 37%, Metformin by 31%, Precose (acarbose) by 25%


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    Wednesday, March 09, 2005 9:02 am Email this article
    Being overweight increases the risk of type 2 diabetes more than any other disease. Xenical (orlistat) reduces the risk of diabetes over a two-to-four year period by 37 percent according to paper from Canada.

    Other drugs that reduce the risk of diabetes are as follows:

    REFERENCE

    Padwal R, Majumdar S, Johnson J, Varney J, Mcalister F. A systematic review of drug therapy to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2005 Mar, 28(3):736-744.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    R. Padwel
    Department of Medicine
    2E3.22 Walter C. Mackenzie HSC
    University of Alberta Hospital
    8440-112th St.
    Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2B7
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