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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Doctors studied the pancreases of deceased organ donors who took the drugs Januvia or Byetta to lower blood sugar, as well as those who took other diabetes medications.

Januvia and Byetta are under the umbrella of incretin therapies.

Researchers found incretin therapy patients were more likely to have an enlarged pancreas, abnormal cells, and some even developed a tumor.

The drugs are under investigation by the FDA for their possible links to pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

-Study led by researchers at UCLA and University of Florida and published in the journal 'Diabetes'

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