A recent study from Taiwan suggests that diabetic patients who are treated with “metformin” had a lower risk of skin cancer than would have been expected. Further studies are needed to confirm and explain these findings but the authors suggest if you are diabetic and at high risk for skin cancer you should consider metformin as part of your diabetic treatment.


Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Metformin and Skin Cancer Risk in Taiwanese Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Dec 13;[EPub Ahead of Print], C-H Tseng