In this April 24, 2017, file photo, patients wait in line at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
The American Cancer Society has released a study of the use of the popular anti-stomach cancer treatment Vienna family medical, which is designed to help women fight cancer by reducing inflammation and pain.
But the study also found that the drug does not work well in people who are overweight, diabetic, have certain other medical conditions or are pregnant.
It is the latest in a series of studies looking at Vienna, which has gained popularity in recent years for treating patients with severe and debilitating illnesses.
Vienna has long been hailed as a cure for people with severe stomach pain, but it has been criticized by doctors and patients.
A few studies have shown it works better for people who have other illnesses, but many people still believe it is ineffective.
The latest study found that people who were overweight, obese and had a family history of diabetes had the greatest reduction in the amount of inflammation in their stomachs.
And the study found patients who were diabetic had the lowest levels of inflammation.
That may explain why Vienna works best for those who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or high blood sugar.
Viennas main ingredient is sodium citrate, which causes a chemical reaction in the stomach that makes the medicine more effective at fighting cancer.
It has also been shown to help some people who suffer from diabetes, obesity and other conditions.
The new study, which looked at more than 6,000 women, found that women with the highest levels of the inflammatory hormone cortisol were more likely to have a successful treatment.
The researchers say the study doesn’t prove that Vienna is the only drug that can help women.
It could be that the results were an artifact of other factors, said Dr. Jennifer Geller, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and director of the Center for the Study of the Liver and Kidney.
But Dr. Geller said the new study shows that it is possible to use Vienna without having to give people drugs that have side effects.
And that could make it a more effective drug.
Viengas main ingredients are sodium citrates, sodium bicarbonate, sodium pyruvate and sodium acetate.
It also contains sodium benzoate, which may have a protective effect.
Gellar and her colleagues reviewed more than 2,600 studies on Vienna and found that there were at least 14 that showed it worked well in patients who have severe stomach and liver problems.
In fact, there are more than 3,000 studies that have been published on Vienna, and they all found positive results, she said.
The Mayo Clinic said it is reviewing the new report.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.