Came across this article today discussing how the popular diabetes drug metformin puts the brakes on cancer.
Of course, the question I then ask myself is HOW is that so? I suspect because it basically creates an "internal hormonal milieu" similar to what one sees on a reduced carb diet.
Even the the article itself suggests as much. A quote from the article...
"...says researcher Anthony M. Joshua, MBBS, PhD, a staff medical oncologist at Princess Margaret Hospital/University Health Network in Toronto. But a growing body of evidence -- from lab, animal, and human studies -- suggests metformin mounts a multi-pronged attack against cancer, he tells WebMD. It lowers levels of insulin in the blood, and insulin contributes to the growth of cancer cells, Joshua says."