Diabetes Prevention

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Diabetes Prevention

Most medical experts agree that the 86 million Americans with prediabetes could decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by improving their diet and losing weight.

But in a recently published study, a University of South Florida researcher found that if many of them were prescribed an inexpensive generic medication, that could decrease the number of type 2 diabetes cases by as much as 30 percent. We'll hear from that researcher on University Beat on WUSF Public Media.

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Nicholas W. Carris
Assistant Professor, USF College of Pharmacy
carris@health.usf.edu      813-974-6333

WUSF News story on Dr. Carris' study of metformin

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association study
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Disclosure: Carris and his fellow authors have no conflicts of interest or financial interests in metformin or any other product or service mentioned in the article.)

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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