Diabetes drug is a potential reversal agent for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Lung fibrosis may be reversed using the widely used anti-diabetes drug metformin, US researchers have shown. In a proof of concept study, researchers at the University of Alabama showed that well-established lung fibrosis can be reversed by agents that switch the fibrosis metabolic pathway from anabolic to catabolic. The pathway they investigated in human tissue ...

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