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Jasmine2

Acarbose better than Metformin?

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I've been a long-time lurker here and have probably read through just about every post on this forum. I've been LCHF, even ZC, for many years due to IR and a strong FH of T2 but Rhonda Patrick's videos, especially with Longo, have set me off towards a more plant-based diet.

 

I've just read Ray Cronise and David Sinclair's latest paper, which again reinforces my growing belief that a plant-based is probably more beneficial for healthspan. Anyway I would like to know anyone's thoughts please on Acarbose for longevity; this is such an under-rated and under-used medication for T2's, it seems not only to outperform Metformin but improves lipids, vascular health, blood pressure, weight loss etc. I had no idea as to the full extent of it's method of actions until I found this paper. The side effects of this med seem to be minimal, apart from some early gastro issues. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4620230/

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