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Secret behind diabetes drug’s benefits revealed

December 26, 2019

Researchers at McMaster University have unlocked one of the secrets behind the many benefits of metformin. One of…
Preliminary Study Suggests that the Body’s “Epigenetic Clock” might be Reversible

September 11, 2019

Efforts to extend the human lifespan, or in more exotic cases – even to achieve immortality, have recently…
Scientists gain new insight into the mechanism of action of a major diabetes drug

October 31, 2018

Canadian and British researchers have discovered how the frontline Type 2 diabetes drug metformin may work to help…
Two diabetes medications don’t slow progression of type 2 diabetes in youth

June 29, 2018

In youth with impaired glucose tolerance or recent-onset type 2 diabetes, neither initial treatment with long-acting insulin followed by the drug…
Anti-diabetic drug metformin slows aging and lengthens lifespan

June 3, 2014

A study by Belgian doctoral researcher Wouter De Haes (KU Leuven) and colleagues provides new evidence that metformin,…
Metformin improves healthspan and lifespan in mice

September 9, 2013

Metformin is a drug commonly prescribed to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. Here we show that long-term…
In Mice, Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Longer, Healthier Lives

August 1, 2013

A new study in mice hints that the widely used diabetes drug metformin might have life-extending benefits beyond…
Diabetes Drug May Protect the Brain

July 17, 2013

The diabetes drug metformin may do more than help control blood sugar levels: New research suggests it may…
Study reveals how diabetes drug delays ageing in worms

April 2, 2013

A widely prescribed type 2 diabetes drug slows down the ageing process by mimicking the effects of dieting,…
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