Thursday, April 5, 2007

Diabetics and Vitamin E

Welcome to my health and nutrition blog. Many subjects pertaining to a healthier lifestyle and diet will be discussed here. So, bring up anything on these subjects you would like to discuss.

I'll start with a bit of information about the role Vitamin E has in the diet of a diabetic. Vitamin E is one of the essential vitamins that diabetics MUST supplement into their diets. They need more than the normal recommended daily amounts.

Thes reason for this is because vitamin E improves the activity that insuling provides as an anti-oxidant and blood oxygenator.

A recent double blind study discovered people that have low levels of vitamin E are more likely to develop Type 2 diabites. It has also been found that vitamin E can help improve glucose tolerance in elderly non-diabetics.

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