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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.
WHO announces two-year scheme to drive down the price of insulin

WHO announces two-year scheme to drive down the price of insulin

Half the drugs in use damage gut bacteria, says new study

Half the drugs in use damage gut bacteria, says new study

Study dispels the hypothesis that metformin could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass

Study dispels the hypothesis that metformin could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass

Study blunts hopes that diabetes drug could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass

Study blunts hopes that diabetes drug could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass

Metabolic dysfunction found to be primary cause of Alzheimer's disease

Metabolic dysfunction found to be primary cause of Alzheimer's disease

Rapamycin is more effective at slowing down aging, says researcher

Rapamycin is more effective at slowing down aging, says researcher

Metformin for diabetics with renal damage scores over Sulphonylureas in terms of heart safety

Metformin for diabetics with renal damage scores over Sulphonylureas in terms of heart safety

Study shows metformin is safe for patients with mild-to- moderate kidney disease

Study shows metformin is safe for patients with mild-to- moderate kidney disease

Research: Metformin may be effective in treating breast cancer that lacks Nischarin protein

Research: Metformin may be effective in treating breast cancer that lacks Nischarin protein

Early combination therapy provides long-term benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes

Early combination therapy provides long-term benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes

Could drinking a small amount of alcohol everyday be good for type 2 diabetes?

Could drinking a small amount of alcohol everyday be good for type 2 diabetes?

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