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Tag: Metformin

Richard Miller
Richard A. Miller is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan and the Director of Michigan's Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research. He is also a driving force behind the ITP, the Interventions Testing Program, created in the early 2000s to study the effect of various drugs on lifespan in...
LSN Metformin
On this week's episode of Lifespan News, Ryan O'Shea discusses some alarming research suggesting that metformin is linked to birth defects. Script The common diabetes drug metformin is also used within the life extension community, where some people choose to take it for its perceived longevity benefits. However, it may be worth reconsidering that. A...
Unhappy Sperm
A large-cohort population study from Denmark has linked metformin to a 40% increase in the risk of birth defects when taken by fathers during the spermatozoa development period [1]. A drug linked to longevity Metformin is an anti-diabetes drug that drew geroscientists' attention after studies had shown that it reduces all-cause mortality and alleviates diseases...
Metformin
An outcomes study conducted by the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) has examined the effects of lifestyle interventions and the popular diabetes drug metformin on all-cause mortality. Background The original DPP was conducted at 27 centers in the United States from 1996 to 2001. Building upon this work, the Centers for Disease Control developed a national...
Cognitive puzzle
Scientists have confirmed yet another positive effect of metformin: its prolonged use by people with diabetes lowers the risk of cognitive impairment and cerebral small vessel disease [1]. A meta-drug? Metformin is one of the top candidate geroprotective (life-prolonging) drugs for several reasons. First, it has been shown to extend lifespan and healthspan in animal...
Metformin bottle
We take a look at this diabetic drug that some researchers think may slow down aging. What is metformin? Metformin is a prescription drug and is available as a tablet or an oral solution. It is a commonly used first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and is also used in the treatment...