Tag Archives: Metformin

Monthly NHS Performance Statistics Confirm Rising Demand (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Performance and activity statistics released by NHS England reveal an expected trend of increasing demand for NHS services, and some targets missed. Briefly, over the year up to June 2015: Ambulance calls-outs increased by 7%. A&E attendances increased by … Continue reading

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Recent Reviews on the Association Between Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Dementia (Clinical Interventions in Aging / WJD)

Summary There is growing awareness of the relationships between Type 2 Diabetes mellitus, Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Full Text Link Reference Li, X. Song, D. [and] Leng, SX. (2015). Link between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease: … Continue reading

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Risk of Cognitive Impairment in Diabetes Patients Associated with Metformin (Diabetes Care)

Summary Metformin use is associated with impaired cognitive performance. Vitamin B12 and calcium supplements may alleviate metformin-induced vitamin B12 deficiency, and might improve cognitive outcomes. Full Text Link (Note: This article requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Physical Activity and Medication Compared (BBC News / NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A large meta-analysis of hundreds of trials, involving roughly 340,000 patients, has found that physical activity can be as effective as medication for preventing mortality in certain illnesses. This study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), assessed the … Continue reading

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Further NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service periodically produces “masterclass” critical appraisals of recent research about dementia … Continue reading

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Diabetes Drug Metformin May Benefit Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 5 December 2010]. Abstract The diabetes drug metformin could be further developed as a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease. This drug helps prevent the formation of a key brain … Continue reading

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