Diabetes Drug Slows Early-onset Puberty In Girls, Study Shows

Monday, June 16, 2008 - 17:28 in Health & Medicine

In young girls at risk of early puberty and insulin resistance, the diabetes drug metformin delayed the onset of menstruation and decreased the development of insulin resistance, a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Getting a first menstrual period before age 12 has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

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