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Annals of Internal MedicinePreconception Antidiabetic Drugs in Men and Birth Defects in Offspring

Diabetes medications, such as metformin, have glucose-independent effects on the male reproductive system. However, until now, it was unknown if these effects lead to birth defects in offspring. This study concludes that metformin intake in men is associated with major birth defects, particularly genital birth defects in boys.

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