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Renoprotective effects of metformin.

Abstract
Metformin as a biguanid drug entered to the market 50 years ago and now is generally recommended as the first-line treatment in type 2 diabetes, especially in overweight patients, however in recent years new indications for its use have emerged . It improves peripheral and liver sensitivity to insulin, reduces basal hepatic glucose production, increases insulin-stimulated uptake and utilization of glucose by peripheral tissues, decreases hunger and causes weight reduction.Recently, much attention has been made toward the possible kidney protective efficacy of metformin. Recent studies have proven that metformin, possesses antioxidant properties, too.
AuthorsRunning Hamid Nasri
JournalDaru : journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Daru) Vol. 21 Issue 1 Pg. 36 ( 2013) ISSN: 1560-8115 [Print] England
PMID23679951 (Publication Type: Journal Article)

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