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Prostate Drugs May Raise Diabetes Risk
New York Times

Two commonly used drugs for treating an enlarged prostate may increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes.

Benign prostate hypertrophy, or B.P.H., may cause difficulty in urinating or increased frequency and urgency of urination. A study published in BMJ examined the use of two similar drugs often prescribed for the condition, finasteride (Proscar) and dutasteride (Avodart), in 39,000 men. As controls, the 11-year study used 16,000 men taking tamsulosin (Flomax), a different type of drug for B.P.H.

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