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Is metformin effective?

Audrey K. Chun, MD
Geriatric Medicine
Metformin is a first-line drug recommended for almost all patients with type 2 diabetes. Studies suggest that taking the drug results in better outcomes and less risk of cardiovascular disease-related death than newer diabetes medications.

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