Vitamin B May Boost Kidney Function In Young Diabetics

Vitamin B May Boost Kidney Function In Young Diabetics

Vitamin B May Boost Kidney Function In Young Diabetics (Representational Image)

New Delhi : Adolescents suffering from Type-1 diabetes may benefit from Vitamin B supplements as it improves kidney functions by protecting against development and progression of renal diseases, a new study has found.

The findings suggest Vitamin B supplements, in addition to traditional angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor therapy may be a simple, safe and cost-effective strategy for early intervention, said co-author Nancy Samir Elbarbary from the in Shams University in Cairo.

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The study, presented at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting, involved nearly 100 participants with Vitamin B12-deficiency and Type-1 diabetes, aged between 12-18 years.

Those with early signs of diabetic kidney disease were given either Vitamin B supplements or no treatment, over a 12-week period.

The children who got the supplements showed significant changes in several blood markers that overall indicated improvements in their blood glucose regulation and kidney function, the researchers said.

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"This is a relatively small study. The findings still need to be confirmed in larger, multi-centre randomised trials," Elbarbary noted.

(Inputs from news agency IANS)

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