Diabetes Drug May Reduce the Risk of Age-Related Degeneration

A new study from the University of Florida suggests that diabetes drug Metformin may reduce the risk of developing age-related degeneration (AMD).diabetes drug reduces risk of age-related degeneration

For the study, a team of researchers analyzed medical records from 1947 patients from the University of Florida health clinic. They were older than 55 years and matched every AMD case. Also, 5841 patients were included as controls.

The authors of the study conclude in their paper: “We found that metformin, but not other medications, was associated with decreased odds of developing AMD. These findings suggest that metformin itself, and not other medications, has an important protective role.”

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