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Fall 2020


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

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