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A study by the Diabetes Prevention Program found that the use of the drug metformin by high-risk patients reduced the risk of development of type 2 diabetes by 31%.

Diabetes Prevention Program 04-5099. http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/preventionprogram/. Published Apr-2004

Reference

Title
Diabetes Prevention Program 04-5099
Publication Date
Published Apr-2004
Authors
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
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