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In type 2 diabetes, 6-month regimen of metformin improved body composition

September 1, 2014

In adult patients recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a 6-month regimen of metformin appears to have positive effects on body composition, insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis, according to recent findings.

In the prospective, non-interventional, observational study, researchers evaluated 51 patients (mean age, 52.67 years) recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and started on a metformin regimen. The regimen consisted of 1000 mg metformin, twice daily for 6 months. The researchers evaluated changes in body composition, insulin resistance, insulin sensitivity and metabolic control induced by metformin.

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In type 2 diabetes, 6-month regimen of metformin improved body composition

September 1, 2014
In adult patients recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a 6-month regimen of metformin appears to have positive effects on body composition…

Nonprofit publishes first quality report as part of CMS' QEC program

August 30, 2014
CMS and the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation announced the publication of the first public report of provider performance using data from the…

Survey shows doctors predominantly lead ACOs

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In the Journals

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