28 November 2016
04 February 2009
High-dose vitamin B1 supplements may protect against kidney damage, a condition said to threaten one in three diabetics, according to a study.
In a randomized controlled trial , 40 type-2 diabetics received three daily capsules containing either 100 mg vitamin B1 (thiamine) or a placebo for three months (1). This was followed by two months of additional wash-out period. The daily 300 milligram doses of thiamine were found to reduce the rate of albumin excretion by 41% from the value at the start of the study. The results also showed 35% of patients with microalbuminuria saw a return to normal urinary albumin excretion after being treated with thiamine.
The same researchers reported in 2007 that thiamine supplements may boost vascular health in diabetics.
Microalbuminuria occurs when small amounts of albumin – the most abundant protein in human serum – leaks from the kidney into the urine. It is a marker of early kidney disease development in diabetics (‘diabetic nephropathy’). An estimated 19 million people are affected by diabetes in the EU, equal to four per cent of the total population. This figure is projected to increase to 26 million by 2030.
28 November 2016
7 November 2018
World Prematurity Day is observed in November each year to raise awareness of preterm birth worldwide, and it presents an opportunity to discuss risk factors of preterm birth, as well as the role omega-3s and omega-6s have in reducing the risk of preterm birth, according to leading science.
8 April 2010
Daily supplements of zinc may help reduce measures of anger and depression in young women, according to a new study.