TITLE

Metformin Use in Adolescents

AUTHOR(S)
GRAY, LAUREN; LEE, JAY H.; NASHELSKY, JOAN
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
American Family Physician;4/15/2013, Vol. 87 Issue 8, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the study on the effectiveness of metformin therapy in reducing the development of diabetes mellitus in obese adolescents. It states that metformin reduces body mass index (BMI) for up to six months in obese adolescents. It cites that patients who received metformin had reduced prevalence of steatosis and improved the fatty liver severity scores. It also mentions that patients with moderate risk of diabetes development are recommended to use metformin.
ACCESSION #
86431589

 

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