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Metformin: diamonds are forever.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19678795     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Metformin has now been established as the drug of choice for the first-line management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It reduces insulin resistance, improves glycaemic control, and can be safely combined with other classes of oral hypoglycaemic agents. Equally important, metformin has been shown to have a significant beneficial effect on cardiovascular morbidity. Moreover, this agent acts favourably on blood pressure, lipids, haemostasis and other features of the metabolic syndrome. Metformin also contributes to weight reduction and diabetes prevention.
N Papanas; E Maltezos; D P Mikhailidis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1744-7666     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Opin Pharmacother     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-18     Completed Date:  2009-11-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897346     Medline TA:  Expert Opin Pharmacother     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2395-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Glucose / drug effects
Cardiovascular Diseases / etiology,  prevention & control
Clinical Trials as Topic
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications,  drug therapy*
Hypoglycemic Agents / adverse effects,  pharmacology,  therapeutic use*
Insulin Resistance
Metformin / adverse effects,  pharmacology,  therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/Hypoglycemic Agents; 657-24-9/Metformin

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