Diabetes Gateway

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  • How metformin acts against cancer

    Commenting on a recent paper in Cancer and Metabolism, Matthew vander Heiden and colleagues consider the mechanisms by which the anti-diabetic drug metformin can act via mitochondria to combat cancer.

    BMC Biology 2014, 12:82
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    Remembering the forgotten NCDs

    In this forum article, experts discuss non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that, despite causing significant health issues, do not receive the attention they deserve, highlighting the need for higher global health priority to reduce the burden of disease.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:200
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    Modules, networks and disease mechanisms

    Mikael Benson and colleagues explain how and why systems medicine, and specifically network approaches, can be used to assist clinical decision making and identify underlying disease mechanisms

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:82
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    Weight loss linked to HRQL in obese people

    In severely obese people, weight loss required for improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQL) is greater than conventional thresholds, and surgical treatment results in better HRQL, providing insights into effective weight loss strategies.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:175
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    Lifestyle factors linked to CRC risk

    A large study finds that 16% of new colorectal cancer (CRC) cases are attributable to non-adherence to the combination of five modifiable healthy lifestyle factors, suggesting that prevention strategies should target multiple lifestyle factors.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:168


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A. Metin Gülmezoglu

Co-ordinating Editor, WHO Reproductive Health Library