Diabetes patients on Metformin age more slowly, suggesting it has a wider use. Photo: Shutterstock

Is diabetes pill an anti-ageing wonder drug, and magic bullet to treat cancer and Alzheimer’s?

Metformin, synthesised in the 1920s from the medicinal plant goat’s rue, or French lilac, is widely prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. New research suggests the drug may slow the effects of ageing and fight cancer

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Diabetes patients on Metformin age more slowly, suggesting it has a wider use. Photo: Shutterstock
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