Diet and exercise have been shown to decrease the chance of developing frank diabetes by 68% over the next 10 years. Metformin by itself has been shown to lower this chance by 38%. It is assumed when the two modalities are used together, the odds of developing diabetes will go down further. By this reasoning 79 million Americans, or 1/3 of our population should be on metformin if there are no contraindications, as well as diet and exercise. Please click here for the full article.
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