Study: Drugs to treat obesity, clogged arteries could cause pre-cancerous polyps

02/2/2004 | Reuters

A copy of a GlaxoSmithKline experimental weight loss compound tested by scientists indicates the combination could cause pre-cancerous polyps in mice. The compound, being developed to treat obesity and clogged arteries, so far has been tested only on mice bred to develop colon cancer, but the study suggests GSK and others might need to conduct more experiments before human trials can begin.

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