Saturday, 6 October 2018

Combining DCA and metformin

New study called Influence of metformin, sodium dichloroacetate and their combination on the hematological and biochemical blood parameters of rats with gliomas C6 published in Experimental Oncology.  (pubmed abstract)   (PDF download)

 "The administration of DCA did not significantly affect the life span
of rats with C6 glioma"

Average lifespan of rats was increased by 19% with metformin alone

Combination treatment with metformin and DCA increased average lifespan of rats by 50%

"the expressed antitumor effect of combination therapy with DCA and MTF [metformin] was associated with a decrease (p < 0.05) in glucose and lactate levels in blood plasma of rats with C6 glioma by 10% and 41.4%, respectively, compared to tumor control."

"Analysis of blood parameters showed that the growth of C6 glioma was accompanied by the development of leukopenia, anemia and thrombocytopenia."

"MTF [metformin] alone and in combination with DCA positively influenced the number of white blood cells and caused complete thrombocytopenia correction, increasing platelet count by more than 200%"

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