endocrinology
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How metformin interacts with the gut to lower blood glucose

Dr Tongzhi Wu is a research fellow within the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Translating Nutritional Science to Good Health at the University of Adelaide.

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Can you describe the aim of your research in 10 words? To understand the mechanisms underlying the anti-diabetic action of metformin. What have you discovered so far? Metformin is the first-line agent for the management of type 2 diabetes but its mode of action remains elusive. Although it suppresses hepatic glucose production, a considerable proportion ...

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