Feb 14, 2020

Diabetes Drugs Being Tested For Anti-Aging Benefits

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Acarbose and Metformin are commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, but now they are also being tested for anti-aging effects, and according to the researchers these two FDA approved drugs have big promise.

In mice testing Acarbose and Metformin were demonstrated to increase health, lifespan, and longevity of the animals. These two drugs are now being tested in monkeys that have a similar physiology, reproductive system, and aging pattern as humans, in research being conducted at Texas Biomedical Research Institute which is supported by a pilot grant provided by the San Antonio Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.

“I think this type of research can change what life is like for geriatric people,” said Corinna Ross, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Southwest National Primate Research Center at Texas BioMed.

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