More good news on Metformin - the medication that has been identified as a good medication to help people with schizophrenia avoid weight gain:
Metformin causes a slight increase in the number of harmful oxygen molecules. We found that this makes cells stronger and extends their healthy lifespan."
That doesn`t make sense to me.
It would be great if we could find a natural way to help people with MI–but I do not mean vitamins in plastic.
I agree - but until then some well-proven, inexpensive (metformin is generic so is a few dollars a month for supplies) and well tolerated - is pretty good. Heck - I may try it so I can live a little longer. (and maybe it will slim down my avatar that people are commenting on
Great news, I have diabetes and I take this Metformin daily. Maybe I live next 40 years
‘Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death’ lecture.
There are early studies showing diabetics on metformin are less likely to get certain cancers. There are trials of metformin and cancer.
I take 500 mg a day in the hope it might be preventative. Some doctors will only prescribe it to diabetics or pre-diabetics. It can be prescribed for metabolic syndrome including obesity.
I really want to try this. But I don’t know if my doctor would let me. I could always go to a different doctor if one says no. I hope it works. I take Seroquel and lamotragine. and they both cause me to gain weight at a very extreme speed and amount.