Journal article

Metformin, lipids and atherosclerosis prevention.

Alicia J Jenkins, Paul Welsh, John R Petrie

Curr Opin Lipidol | Published : 2018

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We provide an overview of recent publications that extend clinically relevant knowledge relating to metformin's effects on lipids and atherosclerotic vascular disease and/or provide insights into the drug's mechanisms of action on the heart and vasculature. RECENT FINDINGS: We focus on original research in humans or in human tissues. Several recently completed randomized clinical trials have reported effects of metformin on surrogate measures of atherosclerotic vascular disease, including carotid-intima media thickness, vascular reactivity and calcification in people with Type 1 (T1D) and Type 2 (T2D) diabetes as well as nondiabetic dysglycaemia. In addition, observational..

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