You might have read press reports in the last few weeks saying that the popular diabetes drug Metformin is anti-aging.
In an article in Inquisitr magazine (link below) Professor Matthew Hirschey of Duke University says that Metformin does not directly a person’s life-span, but a consequence of taking Metformin is to help health span.
So, what is the function of metfromin that can achieve this potential health benefit?
According to the website Diabetes Self-Management (link below), Metformin is a ‘biguanide’ drug that helps the body lower blood glucose by improving how the body handles insulin.
The Diabetes Self Management website also points out that Metformin can lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, without causing weight gain (a problem found in some other blood-glucose lowering drugs).
Metformin (also known as a glucophage) is often taken two to three times a day, with meals.
Metformin, Glucose Reduction and Resveratrol.
Of course, the big benefit of Metformin is that it helps to reduce blood glucose. Many researchers also think that natural antioxidants – like the grape molecule Resveratrol – can have similar benefits.
Whether you are diabetic or not, reducing blood glucose is an important way to achieve good health. Numerous studies highlight the link between excess sugar and obesity, leading to serious health problems.
So, based on the saying tha ‘prevention is better than cure’, cutting down on sugar should be a big health objective. Obvious sugar bombs are soda drinks, but lots of processed foods also contain high amount of sugar.
If you’d like to find out moe about Metformin, please follow the link below to the Diabetes Self-Management article.
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Diabetes Self Management
Metformin changed the landscape of diabetes treatment when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it for marketing in 1994.
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