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2013-11-21 13:10:23

Targeting a single enzyme that raises both sugar and insulin levels in the obese could prevent and treat diabetes A single overactive enzyme worsens the two core defects of diabetes—impaired insulin sensitivity and overproduction of glucose—suggesting that a drug targeting the enzyme could help correct both at once, according to mouse studies done by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center. The findings were published today in the online edition of Cell Metabolism. A drug...

2013-11-20 23:01:29

A new study published online in The Oncologist journal shows that cancer patients with concurrent type 2 diabetes treated with metformin have a greater overall survival rate compared with patients taking other glucose-lowering medications. A team of researchers led by Ming Yin, MD, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the association of metformin treatment and both overall and cancer-specific survival. Durham, NC (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Over...

2013-11-04 14:18:31

Metformin may reduce food intake and body weight, but the anorexigenic effects of metformin are still poorly understood. Under normal physiological conditions, Prof. Zheng Zhao and his team from the Key Laboratory of Brain Functional Genomics, Ministry of Education, China observed the changes in food intake after administration of metformin. They found that the central administration of metformin significantly reduced food intake and body weight gain, and a reduction of neuropeptide Y...

Revealing The Secrets Of How Diabetes Drug Metformin Works
2013-11-04 07:28:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario have discovered how metformin, one of the world’s most commonly prescribed diabetes drugs, interacts with insulin in order to lower a person’s blood sugar. According to the study authors, approximately 120 million people, globally, with Type 2 diabetes use the medication to control their disease, including two million in Canada. While doctors had known that metformin...


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