ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Fighting Heartburn and Gerd Naturally – And Safely!

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More

Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

Trimming the spare tire: Canola oil may cut belly fat

How Pomegranate May Protect Against Cancer

Omega Fix for Obesity: How the Right Fats Fight Fat

Curcumin Reverses the Cellular Damage of Chronic Stress

The Onion: Cancer Fighter and Food Preserver

Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients

 
Print Page
Email Article

Further Evidence Vitamin E Fights Diabetes

  [ 257 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • September 27, 2004


A daily dose of vitamin E may help delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in overweight adults at high risk of the disease, according to preliminary research. Researchers in New Zealand found that high-dose vitamin E appeared to temporarily improve insulin resistance - a precursor to type 2 diabetes - among adults, who were overweight. The improvement was short-lived, but another diabetes risk factor, namely elevations in a liver enzyme called alanine transferase, changed for the better throughout the six-month study. "These results suggest that vitamin E could have a role to play in delaying the onset of diabetes in at-risk individuals," said Dr. Patrick Manning and colleagues from the University of Otago in Dunedin in the journal Diabetes Care. This research supported the conclusions of recent studies, which found that people whose diets had a healthy dose of antioxidants, including vitamin E, had a lower diabetes risk than those with lower antioxidant intakes. Vitamin E has also been shown to help some diabetics gain better control over their blood sugar. The new study included 80 overweight adults ages 31 to 65. Overweight and obese individuals have an increased risk of developing insulin resistance, in which the body loses sensitivity to the hormone insulin, causing blood sugar levels to soar. According to Manning's team, excess fat may speed up the production of oxygen free radicals, the potentially cell-damaging byproducts of normal metabolism. Moreover, overweight people tend to have low levels of antioxidants, which counter the effects of free radicals. It is thought that the resulting oxidative stress may contribute to insulin resistance. To see whether vitamin E can alter oxidative stress and insulin resistance, Manning and his colleagues assigned participants to take either vitamin E or a placebo pill every day for six months. For the first three months, the treatment group took 800 IU of vitamin E each day, followed by 1,200 IU per day for the next three months – a much higher dosage than the recommended dietary allowance of 22 IU. The researchers found that after both three- and six-months, plasma peroxides, markers of oxidative stress, had fallen in the vitamin E group. After three months, blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity had also improved, though the gains did not continue. However, there was a lasting decline in blood levels of alanine transferase liver enzymes, elevations of which have been linked to a heightened diabetes risk. The researchers noted that the liver plays a key role in sugar and insulin metabolism, and is the main site of insulin clearance from the blood. According to Manning's team, vitamin E may boost insulin sensitivity and decrease diabetes risk in a number of ways, including by reducing oxidative stress to cells and by improving liver function. However, they emphasized that it is unclear why blood sugar levels and insulin resistance improved only temporarily, when markers of oxidative stress and liver function continued to look better. They concluded that a larger study is needed to clarify the picture. Copyright © 2000/2004– NOVIS. All Rights Reserved.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Energy NADH™ 12.5mg


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine
Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH
Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life' Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life'
Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance
Eating Fat is Good... Maybe... Could Be... Sometimes Eating Fat is Good... Maybe... Could Be... Sometimes

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map