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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.
Medication, lifestyle intervention effective in preventing Type 2 diabetes, but not cardiovascular disease

Medication, lifestyle intervention effective in preventing Type 2 diabetes, but not cardiovascular disease

Hyperinsulinemic patients with breast cancer may be responsive to metabolism-targeting treatments

Hyperinsulinemic patients with breast cancer may be responsive to metabolism-targeting treatments

At US hospitals, a drug mix-up is just a few keystrokes away

At US hospitals, a drug mix-up is just a few keystrokes away

Lifelong excess weight almost doubles the risk of developing womb cancer, shows study

Lifelong excess weight almost doubles the risk of developing womb cancer, shows study

Paternal use of diabetes drug associated with genital birth defects in boys

Paternal use of diabetes drug associated with genital birth defects in boys

Researchers discover a cell plasticity and inflammation driving druggable copper-signaling pathway

Researchers discover a cell plasticity and inflammation driving druggable copper-signaling pathway

Diabetes and the mTOR pathway in COVID-19 patients

Diabetes and the mTOR pathway in COVID-19 patients

Improvements needed in diagnosis and treatment of people with prediabetes, study says

Improvements needed in diagnosis and treatment of people with prediabetes, study says

Harvard researcher develops new model system to illuminate the fundamentals of aging

Harvard researcher develops new model system to illuminate the fundamentals of aging

Computer model warns about the negative consequences of diabetes treatment for some cancers

Computer model warns about the negative consequences of diabetes treatment for some cancers

Research finds a new way for the treatment of hypoglycemia

Research finds a new way for the treatment of hypoglycemia

Gene therapy and diabetes drug may be treatments for late-onset retinal degeneration

Gene therapy and diabetes drug may be treatments for late-onset retinal degeneration

Long-term glycemic levels predict the risk of COVID-19 severity among diabetics

Long-term glycemic levels predict the risk of COVID-19 severity among diabetics

UVA researchers identify 14 genes that cause obesity

UVA researchers identify 14 genes that cause obesity

Understanding noise-related hearing loss through changes in RNA levels

Understanding noise-related hearing loss through changes in RNA levels

Diabetes drug may help to prolong pregnancy in women with preterm pre-eclampsia

Diabetes drug may help to prolong pregnancy in women with preterm pre-eclampsia

Discovery of genes opens the door to new treatments for obesity

Discovery of genes opens the door to new treatments for obesity

Discovery about cellular 'batteries' could open the door to better treatments for many diseases

Discovery about cellular 'batteries' could open the door to better treatments for many diseases

Combination of metformin and chemoradiation does not add survival benefit in patients with LA-NSCLC

Combination of metformin and chemoradiation does not add survival benefit in patients with LA-NSCLC

Metformin can help counter mitochondrial dysfunction in patients with type-2 diabetes

Metformin can help counter mitochondrial dysfunction in patients with type-2 diabetes