Navigation Links
Metformin improves blood glucose levels and BMI in very obese children
Date:12/10/2012

Chevy Chase, MD Metformin therapy has a beneficial treatment effect over placebo in improving body mass index (BMI) and fasting glucose levels in obese children, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The study showed reduction in BMI was sustained for six months.

Childhood obesity has increased globally over the last two decades and it is linked to an increase in the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in childhood, previously a condition that was only diagnosed in adults. Metformin is a first line drug for type 2 diabetes, and has been used for many decades. In adults metformin delays the onset of type 2 diabetes, but there is no evidence that the drug has a similar effect on children.

"Our findings provide evidence that a treatment course of metformin is clinically useful, safe and well-tolerated in obese children who are at risk for type 2 diabetes," said Deborah Kendall, MD, of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in the United Kingdom and lead author of the study. "Metformin may also provide stimulus for lifestyle changes and potentially reduce long-term risk for type 2 diabetes and its associated health problems."

This prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted at six pediatric endocrine centers in the United Kingdom and involved 151 obese children and young people with hyperinsulinemia and/or impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance. Study participants received either metformin or placebo daily for six months. This trial is the largest of its kind to focus on metformin in obese non-diabetic children and young people.

"Our results show that metformin can improve BMI and blood glucose levels in obese children, but longer term effects such as reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes need further study," noted Kendall.


'/>"/>

Contact: Aaron Lohr
alohr@endo-society.org
240-482-1380
The Endocrine Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Metformin offers cardio benefits over sulfonylureas in diabetes
2. Metformin may lower cancer risk in people with Type 2 diabetes
3. Metformin Outperforms Common Class of Diabetes Drugs in Study
4. Value of Metformin, Insulin Combo for Type 2 Diabetes Questioned
5. New Treatment Aids Weight Loss, Improves Diabetes in Monkeys
6. Networks it takes a village approach improves dementia care and informs research, study shows
7. 1 week at a health spa improves your health, study shows
8. First-of-its-kind program improves outcomes for seniors admitted for trauma
9. California improves its ranking on March of Dimes Annual Preterm Birth Report Card
10. Smart drug improves survival in older patients with acute myeloid leukemia
11. Cambridge software improves quality of sound for hearing aid users
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... NY & Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) , ... February 05, ... ... Founder of Activz Whole-Food Nutrition , announced that the much-anticipated feature with author ... the New Really Cool Humans Amateur TV Network. , Each week, on his weekly ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... New York (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... The answer may be at the tips of your toes. Foot massage, whether administered ... well as pure comfort and relaxation. The American Board of Multiple Specialties in ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... independent PROSHRED franchises from across the country gathered at the La Valencia Hotel ... top performers. PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Pivot Point Consulting, a leading national Healthcare ... Services for HIT Implementation Support & Staffing report with an outstanding score of ... healthcare executives, managers and clinicians representing over 4,500 hospitals and 2,500 clinics. , ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Colorize is a ... drop zone to the next using Colorize's dynamic moving camera. Colorize is perfect for ... includes a 3D slideshow environment with 1 to 5 focus points per scene, stage ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... VENICE, Fla. , Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Centers , is the first of its kind ... of undesired tattoos through advanced laser treatment. The ... Florida,s Suncoast by storm with ... video consultations, and advanced multi-wavelength Astanza Trinity technology. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016 --> ... "Fetal (Labor & Delivery) and Neonatal Care Equipment Market ... Oximeter, Phototherapy/Jaundice Management Devices, CPAP, Capnograph, & Resuscitator) - ... studies the global market over the forecast period of ... 6.28 Billion in 2015 and is poised to grow ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016 http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hcdvg6/global_obstetrics ... "Global Obstetrics Partnering 2010-2016: Deal trends, ... their offering. --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hcdvg6/global_obstetrics ) ... "Global Obstetrics Partnering 2010-2016: Deal trends, players ... offering. --> Research and Markets ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: