FUDiabetes

Metformin as an anti-aging pill?

So, I saw this story. It’s a feature, but if you skip to the sixth paragraph you get to the nut – the idea that metformin could be an ani-aging pill for all types of people, not just those who have diabetes. What do folks think?

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@TiaG Very interesting read. I pulled this nugget from the end of the article. It seemed to be very important

Lower glucose, in turn, means that the pancreas needs to send out less insulin, the hormone that tells cells to take up and store nutrients. And it’s this indirect influence on insulin that many researchers now point to as a possible explanation for many of metformin’s remarkable range of benefits. Too much insulin has been linked to almost every condition metformin appears to treat, including aging.

Perhaps the golden egg is really only obtained when you don’t eat too many of them.