Student Research Opportunities Program
● Metformin is an oral medication used to treat Type II Diabetes and is the first line drug for treatment.
● Metformin is the fourth most prescribed medication in the United States and has been prescribed to over 78 million patients since 2017
● Metformin increases glucose uptake of cells and decreases hepatic glucose production, leading to lower blood glucose levels
● Metformin may help prevent cancer, improve cardiovascular health, and protect against inflammation, therefore focus has been directed on its potential to be an anti aging drug
Kourhabi, Heba; Hassoun, Erica; and Hwangbo, Dae-Sung, "Metformin's Potential as a Form of Anti-Aging Therapy" (2020). Undergraduate Research Events. 8.