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Diabetes: Vitamin C, Good!

The Diabetes Blog takes a look a new research linking intake of Vitamin C with fewer diabetes complications. Take a look:
Vitamin C packs a punch, they said, because it helps to clean up ("scavenge," in the words of lead researcher Antonio Ceriello) free radicals - molecules that cause tissue damage. This is of particular concern for diabetics because diabetics' bodies produce more free radicals than those of non-diabetics. This is why diabetics are especially likely to suffer from heart disease. It is also why diabetics are prone to tissue and nerve damage in the feet and legs - damage that all-too-often necessitates amputation.
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Arnold - April 19, 2008 4:30 AM

What about the research that says that 300 mg of vitamin C a day can lead to heart disease in diabeticS?
http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2255

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