Obese children who don't have type 2 diabetes but take the diabetes drug
metformin while improving their diet and exercise habits seem to lose a bit of
weight. But it isn't much more weight than kids who only make the lifestyle
changes, according to a new review of studies.
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The drug should not be used for weight reduction alone, he said. "It's
an adjuvant treatment, but you must start lifestyle changes," he said.
"Diet and exercise – that's the key."