metformin (Glucophage) to treat some of the metabolic complications of HIV treatment

Researchers are now trying metformin (Glucophage) to treat some of the metabolic complications of HIV treatment.

Some patients on protease inhibitors develop elevated glucose and lipid levels...and a redistribution of body fat.

They LOSE fat in the arms and legs...and GAIN fat in the breasts and abdomen ("protease paunch").

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