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Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 12:42 a.m. PST

According to a Belgian study, the drug that's prescribed to control Type-2 diabetes may potentially slow down the ageing process, giving a person an opportunity to live beyond 100 years old!:


My brother and sister already take the drug to control their diabetes, and have done so for a couple of years now. In contrast to some reports, I'd say the human trials have already begun.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 3:32 a.m. PST

I have been on metformin for a good number of years now and at 77 years old I can pass for late 50s. I have put my looks down to genetics (3 of my grandparents cleared 100) but may be the metformin also contributed.


skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 4:09 a.m. PST

The Spice must flow!!!!

Old Wolfman03 Dec 2015 7:35 a.m. PST

Been taking it since 2009,myself. Fascinating to hear that bit of news.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Dec 2015 12:30 p.m. PST

Also taking it! However, note that it can give users digestive problems, especially in the first few weeks…

lugal hdan03 Dec 2015 12:46 p.m. PST

Be careful with it though, it can be hard on the kidneys.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 1:12 p.m. PST

That is the first positive result from being a Type II diabetic I've heard. Peerhaps that is why I have surpassed my grandfather and father's longevity.

Tacitus03 Dec 2015 3:57 p.m. PST

lugal, I've heard of the kidney side effects. Thant's why I stopped. But this is interesting…

Who asked this joker03 Dec 2015 5:20 p.m. PST

Given his genetic history, I'd bet x42brown will go to 150 then! wink

Too early to tell how good the stuff really is. Interesting news though.

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 8:36 p.m. PST

However, note that it can give users digestive problems, especially in the first few weeks…

My brother's been on Metformin for almost five years now, and he initially did have notable digestive problems as a side effect. As soon as his VA doctor adjusted the dosage, it cleared up, and he's never had a problem from it since.

Old Wolfman04 Dec 2015 7:37 a.m. PST

That's why my doc periodically does a urinalysis test on me,to make sure about my kidneys.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2015 1:32 p.m. PST

lugal, I've heard of the kidney side effects. Thant's why I stopped.

Is that with your doctors recommendation? You have a much greater chance of damaging your kidneys from the diabetes.

Oh ya, apparently metformin is also an appetite suppressant and helps one lose weight. So far it's been a bust at that for me. But the side effect of flatulence works perfectly!

C'est la vie.

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