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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.
Scientist proposes geroprotective strategies to reduce lethality of COVID-19 in the elderly

Scientist proposes geroprotective strategies to reduce lethality of COVID-19 in the elderly

Molecule found in oranges could reduce obesity and reverse its negative side-effects

Molecule found in oranges could reduce obesity and reverse its negative side-effects

Glucose-lowering drug reduces obesity indices in children and adolescents, study shows

Glucose-lowering drug reduces obesity indices in children and adolescents, study shows

Acid reflux drug may be a promising therapy to reduce preterm birth

Acid reflux drug may be a promising therapy to reduce preterm birth

Metformin could help leaky gut

Metformin could help leaky gut

Statin use alone or with metformin may increase survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients

Statin use alone or with metformin may increase survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients

Researchers simulate leaky gut conditions using 3D models of human intestines

Researchers simulate leaky gut conditions using 3D models of human intestines

Yale researchers find way to reverse type-2 diabetes and liver fibrosis in mice

Yale researchers find way to reverse type-2 diabetes and liver fibrosis in mice

Elevated pre-meal blood sugar levels in pregnant women linked to adverse outcomes

Elevated pre-meal blood sugar levels in pregnant women linked to adverse outcomes

Healing and hope for families affected by fragile X in Eastern Europe

Healing and hope for families affected by fragile X in Eastern Europe

Houston Methodist scientist proposes new combination treatment for Ewing sarcoma

Houston Methodist scientist proposes new combination treatment for Ewing sarcoma

FDA checks metformin drugs for potentially carcinogenic substance

FDA checks metformin drugs for potentially carcinogenic substance

Metformin shows benefits on aging and different diseases

Metformin shows benefits on aging and different diseases

Multiple mechanisms at work in diabetes drug metformin

Multiple mechanisms at work in diabetes drug metformin

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