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Metformin remains the best treatment for type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 26 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:179

Newer, more expensive, treatments for type 2 diabetes offer no advantage over cheaper treatments such as metformin, according to a systematic review. Most agents reduce concentrations of glycated haemoglobin by around one percentage point, but metformin has a …

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