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Fathers Taking Diabetes Drug More Likely to Have Sons With Birth Defects, Study Finds

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Fathers Taking Diabetes Drug More Likely to Have Sons With Birth Defects, Study Finds [gizmodo.com]:

Researchers found a higher risk of rare genital defects in boys whose fathers filled a metformin prescription in the three months prior to conception.

The next thalidomide scandal?

Journal Reference:
Maarten J. Wensink , Ying Lu , Lu Tian , et al. Preconception Antidiabetic Drugs in Men and Birth Defects in Offspring, Annals of Internal Medicine (DOI: 10.7326/M21-4389 [doi.org])


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