Empagliflozin monotherapy showed A1C benefits comparable with metformin treatment in type 2 diabetes patients, a study presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists annual meeting indicated. Researchers also found patients who used empagliflozin as an add-on to metformin therapy attained better fasting plasma glucose levels and greater reductions in body weight at 90 weeks than those who took sitagliptin as an add-on.

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