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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.
Common diabetes medication may protect against age-related macular degeneration

Common diabetes medication may protect against age-related macular degeneration

Researchers uncover new lead for mechanism of action of frontline Type 2 diabetes drug

Researchers uncover new lead for mechanism of action of frontline Type 2 diabetes drug

Study uncovers new mechanism of action in a first-line drug for diabetes

Study uncovers new mechanism of action in a first-line drug for diabetes

Study: Targeting specific genomic mutation in breast cancer improves survival

Study: Targeting specific genomic mutation in breast cancer improves survival

Study shows that one amino acid may produce short-term lowering of glucose levels

Study shows that one amino acid may produce short-term lowering of glucose levels

Researchers show possibility to restore insulin cell function in type 2 diabetes

Researchers show possibility to restore insulin cell function in type 2 diabetes

Researchers assess effects of adding dapagliflozin to metformin or insulin in type 2 diabetes patients

Researchers assess effects of adding dapagliflozin to metformin or insulin in type 2 diabetes patients

Geroscience takes center stage in Journal of the American Medical Association

Geroscience takes center stage in Journal of the American Medical Association

EC approves update of INVOKANA and VOKANAMET labeling to include changes to indication statement

EC approves update of INVOKANA and VOKANAMET labeling to include changes to indication statement

Study suggests new strategies for using cell metabolism to treat cancer

Study suggests new strategies for using cell metabolism to treat cancer

Medicaid expansion increases access to diabetes treatment

Medicaid expansion increases access to diabetes treatment

Medicaid expansion making diabetes meds more accessible to poor, study shows

Medicaid expansion making diabetes meds more accessible to poor, study shows

Established lung fibrosis can be reversed using diabetes drug treatment

Established lung fibrosis can be reversed using diabetes drug treatment

Human insulin as safe and effective as expensive insulin analogs for patients with type 2 diabetes

Human insulin as safe and effective as expensive insulin analogs for patients with type 2 diabetes

New approach needed to treat type 2 diabetes in youth

New approach needed to treat type 2 diabetes in youth

Cleveland Clinic receives $3.7 million grant from AHA for atrial fibrillation research

Cleveland Clinic receives $3.7 million grant from AHA for atrial fibrillation research

Girls with type 2 diabetes have high frequency of menstrual irregularities

Girls with type 2 diabetes have high frequency of menstrual irregularities

Hacking 'drug trafficking' system could increase effectiveness of diabetes treatment

Hacking 'drug trafficking' system could increase effectiveness of diabetes treatment

One class of diabetes drug not associated with reduced risk of death

One class of diabetes drug not associated with reduced risk of death

Screening strategies could reduce multiple myeloma prevalence, mortality

Screening strategies could reduce multiple myeloma prevalence, mortality