Lee resigned as prime minister in 1990, and his son became prime minister in 2004. Lee Kuan Yew was born into a wealthy Chinese family that had resided in Singapore since the 19th century.
After World War II, Lee studied law at Fitzwilliam College, in Cambridge, UK.
Metformin Use Linked to Increased Dementia, Parkinson's Risk in Patients With Diabetes Deborah Brauser March 30, 2017 VIENNA, Austria — Long-term use of the diabetes medication metformin may increase the risk for neurodegenerative disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), new research suggests.
In a cohort study that followed about 9300 patients with T2DM in Taiwan for up to 12 years, the risk for Parkinson's disease (PD) or Alzheimer's dementia was more than double during a 12-year period for those who took metformin vs those who did not — even after adjusting for multiple confounders.
In 1962, Lee led Singapore into a merger with Malaysia, but three years later, Singapore left the union for good.Soon breaking from this group and taking a more radical stance, in 1954 Lee became secretary-general of his own party, the People's Action Party.In 1955, a new Singapore constitution was introduced.In 1950, he was admitted to the English bar, but instead of practicing law there, Lee returned to Singapore to do so.At the time, Singapore was a British colony and held Britain's main naval base in the Far East.