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Diabetes

05 November 2010

Diabetes and multivitamins

Vitamins and supplements are big business, yet the science demonstrating health benefits to support such widespread use is often contradictory or lacking.

Vitamins and supplements are big business, yet the science demonstrating health benefits to support such widespread use is often contradictory or lacking.

In the case of a large NIH-backed study published online in Diabetes Care, the science shows little benefit, at least in reducing an adult's risk of type 2 diabetes.

To see whether vitamins could protect against type 2 diabetes, researchers analysed health data from 232,007 participants in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, gathered in 1995-1996 and followed up in 2000.

 

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