Diabetes Drugs Can Increase Life Expectancy Cancer Patients
French Lilac flowers are used for diabetes are used as anti-cancer drugs.
Metformin, which is commonly known as a cure for diabetes has shown promise for ovarian cancer patients.
A recent study found that the drug is able to increase the life expectancy of patients with ovarian cancer.
Viji Shrindhar and Sanjeev Kumar, of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, analyzed data from 61 ovarian cancer patients who take metformin, and 178 patients who did not take the drug.
The results showed that about 67 percent of patients taking metformin survive to five years longer than the 47 percent of patients not taking the drug.
The study also showed that women who took metformin had a chance to survive 3.7 times higher than patients who did not take the drug.
The researchers know that metformin made from French Lilac flowers that are anti-cancer.
This study does open up opportunities for further research studies on the benefits of metformin for other types of cancers.