Metformin helps with menstrual cycles and insulin levels in PCOS but is less effective for hair growth, diabetes prevention, and weight loss, and may improve fertility and reduce diabetes risk.
Metformin helps manage polycystic ovary syndrome by improving insulin resistance and ovulation, but more research is needed on its full effects.
Metformin combined with lifestyle changes improves insulin resistance and reduces testosterone levels in women with PCOS more than lifestyle changes alone.
Metformin and rosiglitazone improve blood vessel function in women with PCOS, with metformin also reducing insulin resistance and testosterone levels.
Metformin has limited effectiveness for improving PCOS symptoms and lacks clear benefits, needing more research to confirm its efficacy.
Metformin and rosiglitazone both improved insulin use and hormonal symptoms in women with PCOS.
Metformin helped improve the quality of life for Chinese women with PCOS, especially in physical health and symptoms like infertility, acne, and hair loss.
Metformin helps regulate menstrual cycles, induce ovulation, and improve pregnancy outcomes in women with PCOS.
Metformin helps treat moderate-to-severe acne when used with other treatments.
Metformin effectively improves metabolic symptoms in women with PCOS, while alfacalcidiol does not have a significant impact.
Metformin helps improve symptoms and reproductive outcomes in people with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Metformin improved menstrual cycle regularity and signs of hyperandrogenism in adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes but did not improve blood sugar control.
Metformin improved insulin resistance and BMI in overweight Taiwanese women with PCOS, and a 2-hour insulin test may be a good screening tool.
Metformin helps lab-grown skin and hair cells work better to create hair.
Metformin and thiazolidinediones are similarly effective for PCOS, but metformin is often preferred due to fewer side effects.
Metformin, usually used for diabetes, can also help treat hair loss from alopecia areata due to its ability to reduce inflammation and stimulate new hair growth.
Metformin may help regulate periods and cause modest weight loss in PCOS patients, but more research is needed.
Metformin helps hair growth by affecting cell signals related to hair follicle development.
Metformin is safe in early pregnancy for women with PCOS and may reduce certain risks.
Topical metformin helped regrow hair in two women with a hard-to-treat scarring hair loss condition.