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Researchers in the US give the BIG news: The use of this drug reduces the risk of death from coronavirus
Written by SOT.COM.AL 24 Janar 2021
In addition to vaccines, medicine is also giving hope in the fight against coronavirus. One of the medications that is giving results is metformin.
From researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA), comes a discovery about the use of the drug metformin for diabetes. If used before persons are diagnosed with Covid-19, it would be associated with a triple reduction in mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes.
The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology and studied 25,326 people who tested positive for Covid-19 between February 25 and June 22 last year. Of the 604 individuals who tested positive for coronavirus, 311 were African-American.
The scientists found that African-Americans were 52% of those who came out negative. In contrast, only 36% of positive Covid individuals belonged to the white Caucasian population. However, no significant change in mortality was observed. 93% of deaths occurred in people over the age of 50 years. The risk of death was high for men, especially for those suffering from hypertension and diabetes. Researchers have thus focused on treating diabetes more specifically, insulin and metformin.
The survey found that metformin use contributed to a significant reduction in the chances of dying. Moreover, the 11% mortality rate for users of this drug was significantly lower than the 23% death rate for patients with diabetes and not treated with this drug.