Diabetes drug metformin proves useful for other problems

July 31, 2013 12:45 AM

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Diabetes drug metformin proves useful for other problems

Early research suggests the decades-old diabetes drug metformin can slow cancer, reduce heart disease and perhaps limit the ravages of Alzheimer's. A new study shows it can extend lifespan in mice.

Could metformin, the most widely used diabetes drug in the world, be useful for fighting a number of health problems?

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