Could metformin prevent diabetes in very high risk patients?

A US study shows the drug can reduce development of the disease over 15 years
Reuters Health

Metformin reduces the development of diabetes over 15 years, US researchers say.

The results come from a follow-up of patients in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) that recruited patients at very high risk for diabetes and assigned them to either metformin or a lifestyle intervention program to address the major identified risk factors.