New study says that a drug which is used to treat type 2 diabetes can also be used to control cholesterol levels in patients.
According to the researcher’s new study, the drug which is used to cure type 2 diabetes can also be used to control cholesterol levels in patients. It was declared after the successful study of researchers of Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and German Diabetes Center Dusseldorf. They examined more than 1,800 blood samples of participants to confirm it.
Scientist studied about the metabolic products and genetics of these participants, according to their study, they founded that, the direction of the drug Metformin in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes can also change their metabolite levels. According to researchers, the drug is also associated to significantly decrease the level of LDL cholesterol, which encourages the heart diseases by causing atherosclerosis.
Metformin, is one of the oldest and most frequently used drug to control diabetes, according to the study, researcher Rui Wang-Sattler of the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen said that, the Metformin consumption can reduce the level of LDL or bad cholesterol, leading to a down-regulation of specific genes.
According to authors study, that the Metformin might certainly have an additional benefit with respects to heart diseases among the diabetes patients.