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Metformin

Longevity Medicine is a specialised field that focuses on the science of aging and the factors that influence longevity. It goes beyond traditional healthcare by integrating innovative research, personalised assessments, and targeted interventions to help you live a longer, healthier, and more fulfilling life.

Metformin is a drug that has been used to treat type 2 diabetes for over 50 years. It is also being investigated for its potential to promote longevity.

Metformin works by increasing insulin sensitivity, which means that cells are better able to use glucose for energy. This can help to lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of developing diabetes.

Metformin also has a number of other effects that may be beneficial for longevity. These include:

• Metformin has been shown to reduce inflammation in a number of ways, including by blocking the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
• Increases autophagy, mimicking a fasted state. Autophagy is a process by which cells break down and recycle damaged or unnecessary
components. This is important for maintaining cellular health and preventing the accumulation of damage that can lead to aging. • Metformin also has beneficial effects on the balance of gut flora.
• Extends lifespan in animal models. Metformin has been shown to extend lifespan in a number of animal models, including mice, rats, and worms.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the MHRA or FDA. The purported benefits associated with the use of this product or service represents non-licensed use and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. These statements are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all the benefits or risks associated with taking non-licensed medications. It is important to talk to your doctor about all the potential risks and benefits before taking any non-licensed medication.

Dr. Nathan Curran

GP and Functional Medicine Practitioner BMedSci, MBChB, DipOH, AFMCP, DipNutrMed

Dr. Nathan Curran brings valuable insight into the application of nutritional and lifestyle strategies to Galen, bolstering our clinical offering with his training as a medical doctor combined with a human curiosity for holistic and patient-focused care.