Diabetes medication Metformin more effective in black patients than in white

June 13, 2014 3:07 AM

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A new study uncovers a significantly larger effect on black patients than what is measured in white patients taking the same drug.

Black people who treat their type 2 diabetes with a drug called Metformin are likely to receive more benefit than white people taking the same medication. Metformin is a common medication used to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

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