Metformin- a step towards anti-ageingCreated by:
All of us are aware of metformin, which is used as a drug to manage type II diabetes. A few days back, metformin was in the news as a drug which was capable of extending the human lifespan up to 120 years. This may not seem practical but has shown evidence in extending the lives of animals. Metformin increases the oxygen molecules in the cell. The drug increases the production of the enzyme adenosine monophosphate- activated protein kinase which slows down the ageing process. FDA has permitted the clinical trial in the US for the TAME (Targeting Aging with Metformin) study which would study 3000 elderly people treated with metformin and at risk towards certain diseases such as cancer, heart diseases and other health problems associated with ageing.
You can obtain further information in the given link. http://www.worldhealth.net/news/metformin-may-promote-anti-aging/