Metformin: an Old Therapy that Deserves a New Indication for the Treatment of Obesity

Abstract Metformin is not currently used for weight loss or diabetes prevention because it lacks an FDA indication for obesity and/or pre-diabetes treatment. Based on the evidence, metformin has been shown to decrease the incidence of type 2 diabetes, and compares favorably to other weight-loss medications in terms of efficacy as well as safety. Thus, metformin should be considered for a treatment indication in patients with these conditions.
Source: Current Atherosclerosis Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: BASIC SCIENCES Source Type: research
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2019 NIDDK Administrative Speaker Series The series is an opportunity for NIDDK staff to learn about the important science NIDDK conducts and supports. It is also an excellent way to inspire our administrative staff, as it allows them a chance to hear and see how their roles contribute to and/or impact the work of the scientists.Air date: 10/9/2019 1:00:00 PM
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Research presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Barcelona has linked obesity to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and proves the most dominant risk factor over others such as genetics and lifestyle.Medical Xpress
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