What we are studying
Medical scientists have found that people with diabetes who take the drug Metformin have less age-related disease than those taking other treatments. In addition, metformin extends lifespan in some animal models of human disease. The purpose of this study is to see if taking Metformin causes changes in blood cells consistent with improved health and longevity in people who do not have diabetes. In this study Metformin will be compared to placebo. A placebo is a substance, like a sugar pill, that is not thought to have any effect on your disease or condition. In this study you will either receive the active study medication, Metformin or placebo which is not active.
$60 in gift cards for all completed study visits after screening. If withdraw before completion, participants will receive $20 gift card for each completed study visit (not screening visit).