Diabetes Drug Metformin for Treatment of Autism Symptoms

In the last three decades, metformin has been extensively used as a therapy for type 2 diabetes. The safety and tolerability of metformin are well documented. In the recent past, studies have been conducted on metformin to treat cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases and aging. An international research team has found another possible use of the widely used diabetes drug called metformin. It can be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, which is a cause of some forms of autism.

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