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Can metformin helps reduce fats?

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Dr. Peter Horvath
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: No.

Metformin is given to improve the action of insulin.
Insulin is a hormone that aids cells in the uptake of carbohydrates, not fats.

In brief: No.

Metformin is given to improve the action of insulin.
Insulin is a hormone that aids cells in the uptake of carbohydrates, not fats.
Dr. Peter Horvath
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Dr. Ward Dean
Yes, that is true. But those excess carbohydrates (glucose) which enter the cell are stored as fat. That's why most Type II diabetics, who are hyperinsulinemic, are overfat, and generally have hyperlipidemia--especially, hypertriglyceridemia.
Dr. Ward Dean
Anti-Aging Medicine

In brief: Yes.

Metformin can help to improve the lipid profile--especially by reducing triglycerides.

In brief: Yes.

Metformin can help to improve the lipid profile--especially by reducing triglycerides.
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