Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vitamin E Very Effective Protects Diabetics From Heart Attacks!

A study published in the Journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology revealed that our body needs an antioxidant protein called haptoglobin that prevents inflammation of the artery walls and this wards off cardiovascular events like heart attacks.

While most diabetics are deficient in antioxidants, some diabetics have a genetic condition (Hp 2-2) that causes a deficiency of haptoglobin making them even more prone to cardiovascular damage.

A group of Israeli researchers discovered that vitamin E supplements were able to thwart heart attacks in diabetics, even those with the Hp 2-2 gene. They studied the effects of vitamin E on 1,400 type 2 diabetics with the Hp 2-2 gene and over 55 years old. They were divided into 2 groups - with one receiving placebo and the other 400 IU vitamin E daily.

At 18 months, the results showed that the placebo group had twice the number of heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular related deaths. Because of such a phenomenal result, the trial was terminated early and all the placebo patients were put on vitamin E supplementation.
The conclusion is that Vitamin E is a protector of the cardiovascular system. Without an adequate supply of vitamin E and other antioxidants, diabetics will suffer deadly complications of the disease. That is why their glucose lowering drugs have little to no impact on the progression of diabetes because they do not address the underlying disease, which is caused by free radicals (which the antioxidants eliminate) and over acidity of the blood, which also damages blood vessels and is neutralized with an alkaline diet.
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