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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Metformin Lowers Mortality of Covid-19 in Women but Not Men

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Metformin was seen to decrease deaths among diabetic and obese women by 21-24% though not in men. The study analyzed a UnitedHealthcare database of 73,000 patients with COVID-19, but it focused on 6,000 who had obesity or diabetes.
This apparently is because the drug has a different effect on women's immune systems than on men's. In women's it apparently damps down inflammation.

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