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Metformin Makes Headline News - Life Extension

11/15/2014
05:30 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Metformin Makes Headline News - Life Extension

Metformin is the first-line drug of choice in the treatment of type II diabetes. It was first approved in Europe in 1958.1. Americans had to wait until 1994 to legally.

The reason was that drugs in the same class of metformin (biguanides) can cause a potentially fatal condition called lactic acidosis, where the body becomes overly acidic in the presence of excess lactic acid. While other biguanide drugs were withdrawn because of lactic acidosis risk, it turned out that metformin did not induce this same side effect in healthier people. 54 As long as one has sufficient kidney, liver, cardiac, and pulmonary function, any excess lactic acid caused by metformin is safely removed by the kidneys.

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Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

11/15/2014
03:20 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating.

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"The question this study poses is: does the suppressed TSH have clinical significance?" said Dr. Gerald Bernstein, director of the diabetes management program at the Friedman Diabetes Institute at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in New York City.

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Metformin diabetes drug could extend lifespan - Medical News Today

11/15/2014
01:30 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Metformin diabetes drug could extend lifespan - Medical News Today

A new study by Cardiff University in the UK reveals an alternative use for the type 2 diabetes drug metformin - one of extending the lifespan of.

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Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95% of diabetes cases and is usually associated with older age, obesity and physical inactivity, family history of type 2 diabetes or a personal history of gestational diabetes.

The data available from the CPRD includes demographics, symptoms and diagnoses, prescriptions, immunizations, results of investigations, referrals to specialists and secondary care, feedback from other care settings, and lifestyle information such as body mass index ( BMI ), smoking, and exercise.

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Metformin use linked to risk of low thyroid hormone levels - Medical

11/15/2014
09:40 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Metformin use linked to risk of low thyroid hormone levels - Medical

Metformin is a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes by controlling Medical News Today recently reported on a study that suggested.

They publish their results in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

Metformin is used either alone or in combination with other medications, such as insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes by decreasing the amount of sugar absorbed from food and the amount made by the liver.

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They add that given the observational nature of the study, residual confounding needs to be considered, despite the fact that consistent results were observed.

Having an under-active thyroid - also known as hypothyroidism - means that the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone to meet the body's needs.

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Metformin Blog News Updates

11/15/2014
07:10 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Metformin Blog News Updates

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MONDAY, March 31, 2014 – A drug commonly used to treat diabetes does not help prevent heart failure in non-diabetics who've had a heart attack, according to a new study. Researchers said results from the rigorous clinical trial dispute previous findings that showed the drug, metformin, could have a protective effect on the heart. "While this glucose-lowering drug is very effective in patients with diabetes and can be safely used in patients with a heart attack, it is not of additional benefit in protecting the heart from damage resulting in decreased pump function of the heart," said the study's lead investigator, Dr.

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