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Rita

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Metformin and aging
« on: July 21, 2017, 08:56:28 AM »
Interesting article on metformin

https://www.wired.com/story/this-pill-promises-to-extend-life-for-a-nickel-a-pop

"What they discovered was striking: The metformin-takers tended to be healthier in all sorts of ways. They lived longer and had fewer cardiovascular events, and in at least some studies they were less likely to suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s. Most surprising of all, they seemed to get cancer far less frequently—as much as 25 to 40 percent less than diabetics taking two other popular medications. When they did get cancer, they tended to outlive diabetics with cancer who were taking other medications."




I believe that metformin causes B vitamin deficiencies, so this surprises me.   (Next step... find out who funded this research.  :)  )

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Re: Metformin and aging
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 09:31:41 AM »
The results are unsurprising for people on standard diets.

The question is, and we've been chatting about it on the UIC Forum, what is the marginal benefit for someone doing an enlightened ancestral LCHF diet with attention to gut flora?

If Peter Attia can get his book out the door, we might get some further insight on the prophylactic use of metformin (and on rapamycin as well).
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Re: Metformin and aging
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