Vitamin B1 improves vascular health in diabetics

August 10, 2007

Researchers at the University of Warwick in England have found that the level of vitamin B1 in the blood of both type 1 and type 2 diabetics is 75% lower than normal. This lower level of B1 increases the fragility of blood vessels and it becomes easier for the elevated blood sugar to cause damage to blood vessels in the legs, kidneys, eyes, brain, and heart. The study performed on a pool of 74 diabetics is published in the current issue of the journal Diabetologia. Commentary by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.; Here is a short list of just some of the studies that have come out in the last few months regarding ingredients in a good multiple-vitamin, mineral supplement: