GliSODin may protect the kidneys in diabetics

January 08, 2007

Diabetes is a leading cause of kidney damage and failure. Japanese researchers tested the ability of GliSODin (called Oxykine in Japan) to protect the kidneys in diabetic animals. Giving the animals GliSODin on a daily basis protected the filtering apparatus in their kidneys (the glomerulus). The GliSODin prevented the progression and acceleration of kidney damage in the diabetic animals. The study is published in the journal Biofactors, 2005;23(2).