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  1. linusbert

    Natural alternative to Pioglitazon (Actos) which works on same pathways?

    originally i was prescribed Pioglitazon (also known as Actos) for my then arrising diabetes, but i learned soon that it actually improves my "cfs"-like disease a lot. despite also changing all blood markers to the better. i become much more exercise tolerant. now after my diabetes is getting...