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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.
Diet can alter efficacy of type-2 diabetes drug via its action on gut bacteria, study shows

Diet can alter efficacy of type-2 diabetes drug via its action on gut bacteria, study shows

Blood sugar levels linked to DNA damage and cancer in diabetics

Blood sugar levels linked to DNA damage and cancer in diabetics

Study shows how cigarette smoke drives tumor aggressiveness in head and neck cancer

Study shows how cigarette smoke drives tumor aggressiveness in head and neck cancer

SGLT-2 inhibitors do not increase the risk of UTIs in diabetics, concludes study

SGLT-2 inhibitors do not increase the risk of UTIs in diabetics, concludes study

Metformin use linked to lower risk of dementia in African Americans with type 2 diabetes

Metformin use linked to lower risk of dementia in African Americans with type 2 diabetes

Diabetes drug can halve the risk of late miscarriage, preterm births for women with PCOS

Diabetes drug can halve the risk of late miscarriage, preterm births for women with PCOS

FDA approves first non-insulin drug for treatment of pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes

FDA approves first non-insulin drug for treatment of pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes

No lasting improvement in insulin secretion with diabetic medication

No lasting improvement in insulin secretion with diabetic medication

Vitamin D supplement does not prevent type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk, study finds

Vitamin D supplement does not prevent type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk, study finds

Diabetes drug reduces anxiety-like behaviors in mice

Diabetes drug reduces anxiety-like behaviors in mice

Drug routines of children with type 1 diabetes are disrupted during holidays

Drug routines of children with type 1 diabetes are disrupted during holidays

Discovery could change the way fibromyalgia and chronic pain are treated

Discovery could change the way fibromyalgia and chronic pain are treated

Study results of a potential drug to treat Type 2 diabetes in children announced

Study results of a potential drug to treat Type 2 diabetes in children announced

New review on relationship between COPD and Type 2 diabetes

New review on relationship between COPD and Type 2 diabetes

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Common drug may lead to obesity in offspring

Common drug may lead to obesity in offspring

Medication could mitigate side effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer patients

Medication could mitigate side effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer patients

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Research shows how SGLT-2 inhibitors induce a fasting state that triggers metabolic benefits

Research shows how SGLT-2 inhibitors induce a fasting state that triggers metabolic benefits

Patients experiment with prescription drugs to fight aging

Patients experiment with prescription drugs to fight aging