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Metformin is the active ingredient in a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus (a condition in which the body cannot control the level of sugar in the blood). It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer. It decreases the amount of glucose (a type of sugar) released into the bloodstream from the liver and increases the body’s use of the glucose. Metformin is a type of antidiabetic agent.
Article highlights link between diabetes and depression as likely cause for increased self-harm rates

Article highlights link between diabetes and depression as likely cause for increased self-harm rates

Short-term fasting during chemotherapy may counteract side effects of common cancer drugs

Short-term fasting during chemotherapy may counteract side effects of common cancer drugs

Unique metabolic ‘signature’ in urine may help predict development of diabetes in obese teenagers

Unique metabolic ‘signature’ in urine may help predict development of diabetes in obese teenagers

Treating PCOS in adolescent girls may help prevent future subfertility, research suggests

Treating PCOS in adolescent girls may help prevent future subfertility, research suggests

New discovery opens new therapeutic opportunities for treatment of cancer and tissue fibrosis

New discovery opens new therapeutic opportunities for treatment of cancer and tissue fibrosis

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment, study shows

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment, study shows

Severe hypoglycemic episode in people with diabetes may increase risk for heart disease, death

Severe hypoglycemic episode in people with diabetes may increase risk for heart disease, death

Resveratrol helps protect neuromuscular junctions from negative effects of aging, study shows

Resveratrol helps protect neuromuscular junctions from negative effects of aging, study shows

ACP's clinical practice guidelines recommend effective treatment strategy for type 2 diabetes

ACP's clinical practice guidelines recommend effective treatment strategy for type 2 diabetes

Combination of diabetes and hypertension drugs can effectively treat cancer

Combination of diabetes and hypertension drugs can effectively treat cancer

Research unlocks potential new therapies for inflammatory diseases

Research unlocks potential new therapies for inflammatory diseases

Targeting metabolic function of breast cancer may help combat disease

Targeting metabolic function of breast cancer may help combat disease

Early identification may be key to stop type 2 diabetes

Early identification may be key to stop type 2 diabetes

Certain anti-diabetic drugs can switch off molecule that plays key role in inflammatory diseases

Certain anti-diabetic drugs can switch off molecule that plays key role in inflammatory diseases

Targeted precision medicine can eliminate cancer risk in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Targeted precision medicine can eliminate cancer risk in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes epidemic worse than previously thought, reveals new research

Type 2 diabetes epidemic worse than previously thought, reveals new research

New review shows both types of diabetes increase risk of fragility fractures

New review shows both types of diabetes increase risk of fragility fractures

Novel bifunctional dimers show promise in preventing Parkinson's disease

Novel bifunctional dimers show promise in preventing Parkinson's disease

NTU scientists develop new test kit for rapid detection of inflammation in diabetic patients

NTU scientists develop new test kit for rapid detection of inflammation in diabetic patients

ATA announces winner of John B. Stanbury Thyroid Pathophysiology Medal

ATA announces winner of John B. Stanbury Thyroid Pathophysiology Medal