The relationship between metformin and weight loss isn’t crystal clear, but here’s a look at what could trigger those pounds to shed

Metformin is a medication most commonly used for treatment of diabetes or pre-diabetes—however, it can be used for a variety of conditions

Metformin is also occasionally used use for PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, notes Marcio L Griebeler, MD, Director of the Obesity Center

A diabetes prevention program outcomes study found that metformin can help some people lose weight, but it’s not clear how

The study shows metformin produces a significant reduction in body weight and waist circumference gradually over the course of one to two years

Metformin should cause some weight loss, but it can be very effective in patients taking other medications that cause weight gain because it will counteract

Metformin should cause some weight loss, but it can be very effective in patients taking other medications that cause weight gain because it will counteract

By improving insulin resistance, metformin works to make your body make less insulin. That helps with metabolism in a similar way that intermittent fasting