Posts Tagged ‘metformin’

Metformin in Diabetes and COVID-19: Boon or Bane?

December 19, 2020 — Metformin is one of those drugs that is older than dirt and still quite useful. It has helpful effects in obesity. It’s a mainstay of drug therapy for type 2 diabetes. But metformin presents a bit of a puzzle in patients with diabetes who become infected with COVID-19. Some signs point to a benefit for […]

Sprinkling Bad Stats on Thin Data in Childhood Obesity

July 23, 2017 — Let’s face it. The evidence base for childhood obesity treatment is thin. We don’t need bad stats to muddy the waters even further. But a recent paper in Pediatrics does just that. The authors conducted a randomized controlled trial of metformin in 160 children with obesity. They enrolled equal numbers of male, female, prepubertal, and […]

Metformin Wonder Drug Headlines

August 13, 2014 — What’s with all this wonder drug talk about metformin? It’s already deemed one of the most essential drugs for diabetes treatment. Now a new study of mortality in people with type 2 diabetes is generating headlines about metformin helping people live longer — perhaps even people who don’t have diabetes. The investigators seem to be encouraging […]