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WilsonEvolution

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I have read that Metformin can also reduce bad cholesterol levels. Has anyone experienced this?

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I have read that Metformin can also reduce bad cholesterol levels. Has anyone experienced this?

Didn't work for me - I also have to take a statin, which works extremely well and my cholesterol having been in the danger zone is now normal.
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Medication - Metformin 850mg x 3; Pioglitazone (Actos) 30mg x 1; Gliclazide 160mg x 2; plus stuff for hypertension & cholesterol with Aspirin E/C for the cardio/vascular system

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Never heard of this before. Or perhaps haven't been on Metformin for long enough?

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I read it in a book- Diabetes for Dummies

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I have read that Metformin can also reduce bad cholesterol levels. Has anyone experienced this?

Never heard of a direct link. Now keeping your bg's down also lowers your insulin levels and according to some that will help lower lipids.

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I have read that Metformin can also reduce bad cholesterol levels. Has anyone experienced this?



Hmmm..good question. My cholesterol was a little high (215) when I was diagnosed last month and I'm on Metformin and Lipitor (10mg). It will be interesting to see how it affects cholesterol levels. I haven't heard that Metformin reduces cholesterol, but it would be good to know. :dontknow: :elefant: :hmmmm2: :wavey:




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