10.26.2018 - Webinar Invitation - Using Metformin to Target Aging


Using Metformin to Target Aging

Please join Nir Barzilai, M.D., Director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine,

and Steve Kritchevsky, M.D., of Wake Forest, co-principal investigators of the groundbreaking Targeting 

Aging with MEtformin (TAME) clinical trial, as they discuss details of the trial and the implications of

metformin on delaying aging.

Can drugs be used to target the underlying biological mechanisms that drive aging? Is it possible to delay, or even

prevent, the diseases that accompany old age, including cancer, dementia, and cardiovascular disease?

Drs. Barzilai and Kritchevsky believe metformin can do so. Originally a simple drug indicated to treat diabetes,

metformin has been shown to increase lifespan and health span in mice and reduce the onset of disparate

diseases. Because metformin modulates critical pathways in the biology of aging, this inexpensive, widely available

drug may become the first drug ever approved by the FDA to treat aging.

Drs. Barzilai and Kritchevsky, along with a cutting-edge team of gerontologists around the globe, will soon begin

the six-year long TAME trial. Targeting aging with metformin can potentially transform healthcare for the aging,

and it may emerge as an intervention to target metabesity, a term coined by Kinexum founder Zan Fleming

to refer to the constellation of chronic, non-communicable diseases with common metabolic roots, including

diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and aging itself.

Nir Barzilai, M.D.

Albert Einstein College

of Medicine

Steve Kritchevsky, Ph.D.

Wake Forest School of




Date: Friday, October 26, 2018

Time: 11:00-12:00pm EDT

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