Metformin shows promise in preventing lupus flares

Metformin could hold potential as a treatment for reducing the incidence of flares in people with lupus, a small study suggests. The trial from China included patients with mild disease on standard immunosuppressive treatment who were randomised to receive metformin (n=67; 0.5g up to three times a day) or placebo (n=73). At 12 month follow-up ...

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