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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...
Nir Barzilai Interview about metformin and longevity.
Dr. Nir Barzilai is one of the leading experts in geroscience, with more than 25 years of longevity research under his belt. He is the director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the author of the book Age Later. He is also the leading researcher of TAME,...
Nanoparticles in blood
New research in the journal ACS Nano describes a method to improve the efficiency of NMN and metformin in the liver by using a novel nanoparticle delivery method. Nanotechnology in drug delivery  Nanotechnology is a broad field that utilizes the unique properties of extraordinarily small materials. In medicine, it has been applied in drug delivery...
Elderly resistance training
A new study published in Aging has shown that although taking metformin while undergoing resistance training limits muscle growth, it promotes youthful gene expression. The downside As the researchers of this study point out, previous research shows that taking metformin while undergoing physical resistance training (PRT) restricts the development of hypertrophy [1]. While hypertrophy is...