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Some DMARDs could cut diabetes risk

By News team

Some disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) appear to lower the risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis, a retrospective cohort study has found (JAMA 2011;305:2525).

The authors say a randomised controlled trial is now needed to confirm the finding.

The observational study included 13,905 participants. The use of a tumour necrosis factor inhibitor or hydroxychloroquine — but not of methotrexate — was associated with a reduced risk of diabetes mellitus compared with other non-biological DMARDs.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11079546

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