Metformin Use Correlates with Reduced Risk of Gallstones in Diabetic Patients: A 12-Year Follow-up Study

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Kuan-Fu Liao ; Kuan-Fu Liao ; Hsun-Yang Chuang ; Shih-Wei Lai ; Shih-Wei Lai (2017)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Pharmacology (issn: 1663-9812)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00765, doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00765/full
  • Subject: Taiwan | RM1-950 | National Health Insurance Program | Therapeutics. Pharmacology | gallstones | metformin | diabetes mellitus
    mesheuropmc: endocrine system diseases | nutritional and metabolic diseases

Objective: Few studies are available on the association between gallstones and metformin use. The objective of the study was to determine whether metformin use is associated with gallstones.Methods: A population-based retrospective cohort study was conducted using the d... View more
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