new news about Avandia and heart disease

28 Jun

I know, I owe you a post about anxiety–but this is of interest for PCOS sufferers too! Avandia, one of the insulin-sensitizing agents often used for diabetics or insulin resistant patients, has been linked to heart problems and strokes.

Two teams of researchers found different results about the drug, but both studies found an increased risk of heart attack.  Steven Nissen, researcher in charge of one of the studies, argues that the drug should be taken off the market.

There are other medication options in this class that have not displayed the same problem–Metformin, which is most commonly prescribed, and Actos.

Read more here!

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