Early evidence that metformin can prolong gestation

Metformin may prolong gestation in women with preterm pre-eclampsia, according to a South African and Australian study. The study, published in The BMJ, was based on suggestions from previous research that metformin’s actions might mitigate placental and maternal vessel disease. It randomised 180 women to either 3g extended release metformin or placebo daily on a ...

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