Metformin has been used as a first line drug to treat diabetes for a very long time. In recent years there is evidence that Metformin (a derivative from the French lilac plant) can help prevent cancer to even treat cancer. now this!
A drug commonly used to control Type 2 diabetes can help trigger stem cells to produce new brain cells, providing hope of a potential means to treat brain injuries and even neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, researchers say.
A study by scientists at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children found the drug metformin helps activate the mechanism that signals stem cells to generate neurons and other brain cells.