Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body processes blood sugar (glucose).
Glucose is an important source of energy for your body, and insulin is a hormone that helps regulate glucose levels in your bloodstream.
People with diabetes either don’t produce enough insulin or their body’s cells don’t respond properly to insulin, causing glucose to build up in their blood.
Some researchers have studied whether taking vitamin E can help with this problem.
However, previous studies have not given consistent results. So, new research was done to see if vitamin E can help control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
The researchers looked at 38 studies that had already been done. These studies involved a total of 2,171 people with diabetes.
Some of these people took vitamin E, while others did not. The researchers then compared the results from the people who took vitamin E with the results from those who did not.
The results showed that vitamin E had a significant effect on some measures of blood sugar control. For example, it lowered HbA1c, which is a measure of blood sugar control over time.
It also lowered fasting insulin, which is a measure of insulin levels in the blood. In addition, it lowered a measure of insulin resistance called HOMA-IR.
However, vitamin E did not have a significant effect on fasting blood glucose levels, which is a measure of blood sugar at a single point in time.
The researchers also found that vitamin E had a significant effect on fasting blood glucose levels in studies where the participants took vitamin E for less than 10 weeks.
Therefore, the researchers concluded that taking vitamin E can help improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes.
Vitamin E can also help lower insulin resistance, which is an important factor in diabetes.
However, more research is needed to fully understand the effects of vitamin E on diabetes management.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant in the body. It helps protect cells from damage caused by harmful molecules known as free radicals.
Vitamin E also plays a role in immune function, DNA repair, and other metabolic processes in the body.
There are several forms of vitamin E, but alpha-tocopherol is the most commonly found in foods and supplements.
Good food sources of vitamin E include nuts and seeds, vegetable oils, spinach, and other leafy greens.
Vitamin E has been studied for its potential health benefits, including its role in preventing chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Some research has also suggested that vitamin E may help improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes.
However, the evidence on the benefits of vitamin E is mixed, and more research is needed to fully understand its effects on health.
It is also important to note that taking high doses of vitamin E supplements may be harmful and can increase the risk of bleeding and other health problems.
Therefore, it is recommended to get your daily vitamin E intake through a balanced diet rather than supplements.
The research was published in Nutrition Journal and was conducted by Omid Asbaghi et al.
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