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Metformin wonder medicine to age healthy

New research suggests that Metformin can help human beings live longer with no debilitating diseases like Alzheimer's, Cancer, Dementia, Heart diseases and many other age related problems. Metformin has been in use for a long time as the first line treatment for diabetes. Diabetic patients on long term Metformin treatment had less Cancer and heart problems. This fact led to research being undertaken on animals to see if Metformin could prolong their lives. The researchers found that it not only prolonged the lives of these test animals, but Metformin kept them healthier with much better mental condition than they would normally be.

This eventually led to human trials with Metformin to check whether it could prolong life and keep them in better health, both bodily and mentally. The findings so far has been very positive.

Metformin does have side effects. Most people only suffer mild side effects like stomach upset and diarrhea during the initial stages. Some may suffer a serious side effect known as Lactic Acidosis. I was one of the unlucky ones to have suffered Lactic Acidosis and had to stop taking Metformin. Anyway, this led me to the Low Carb diet which has cured me of my diabetes problem. Maybe my Lactic Acidosis problem with Metformin was due to the fact that I was taking a high dose of Metformin - 2 gms/day. I am going to take smaller doses of metformin together with the low carb diet I am on now and see what happens. The beneficial effects of Metformin are too good to missout on!

For More info on Metformin advantages for health please read or see the following videos:

  1. Article at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5943638/
  2. The folowing BBC Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVDNmv8Wb0Q
  3. This TED talk video at https://youtu.be/TsA4SHhUzt4 Very interesting video about living healthy till over 100 years of age. Metformin is mentioned at 13 minutes from start of video

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