Sep 15, 2012 - 9:01 pm
Has anyone been on metformin? It is a diabetic drug and I've heard it is cheap. Also heard the following about metformin and cancer:Metformin’s many physiologic actions include suppressing liver’s own sugar production (”hepatic gluconeogenesis”), increasing insulin sensitivity, enhancing body sugar utilization and decreasing absorption of sugar from the intestines. Overall, we can summarily say that Metformin improves overall sugar metabolism (I have long supported reducing carbohydrate consumption as an adjunct in controlling cancer, perhaps to my colleagues’ consternation if not ridicule. Sugar and cancer is a very important theme, though usually under appreciated by conventional oncologists despite the strength of corollary data. But alas, the topic would be a whole separate blog).