DIABETES: Cardiovascular benefits of metformin in T1DM

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Results from the Reducing with Metformin Vascular Adverse Lesions (REMOVAL) study show for the first time that metformin has a cardiovascular benefit in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), although the benefit was limited to tertiary outcomes and was modest. Additional measures are therefore needed to reduce cardiovascular disease in patients with T1DM.Refers to Petrie, J. R et al. Cardiovascular and metabolic effects of metformin in patients with type 1 diabetes (REMOVAL): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 5, 597-609 (2017)

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