Navigation Links
High-Dose Vitamin B Risky for Diabetics With Kidney Disease
Date:4/27/2010

Study ties therapy to deteriorating renal function

TUESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- High-dose vitamin B therapy is dangerous for diabetics with kidney disease, and patients on this regimen should stop immediately, says a new study.

When the researchers began the study, they believed it would show that high-dose vitamin B therapy (folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12) would improve patients' kidney function and reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke.

But it turned out that patients on high-dose vitamin B therapy had significant worsening of kidney function, and twice as many heart and stroke incidents as patients taking a placebo.

"Because B vitamins are water soluble, we suspect that while healthy people would excrete excess vitamins in urine, those with renal failure would not be able to do so, perhaps causing the adverse effects we have seen in this study," Dr. David Spence, of the University of Western Ontario in Canada, said in a university news release.

"Vitamin B therapy may still be beneficial in people with normal kidney function, but this is clear evidence that high doses of vitamin B should not be given to those with kidney problems," he added.

The study is published in the April 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

More than 40 percent of people with diabetes develop kidney disease.

More information

The National Kidney Foundation has more about diabetes and kidney disease.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of Western Ontario, news release, April 27, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Instaflex Announces Partnership with GNC, the Nation's Leading Vitamin and Supplement Retailer
2. Better vitamin D status could mean better quality of life for seniors
3. Vitamin K may protect against developing non-Hodgkins lymphoma, say Mayo Clinic researchers
4. B-vitamins Help Protect Against Stroke, Heart Disease
5. Low vitamin D levels associated with more asthma symptoms and medication use
6. Vitamins C, E Wont Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Linked Hypertension
7. Minority Kids Lack Enough Vitamin D
8. SumNuts Vitamin Nuts Launched, Enhanced with Vitamin D3 and Calcium
9. Too Many Infants Short on Vitamin D
10. Study: Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Higher Rates of Asthma in African American Kids
11. Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... The ... formally announce its Not a Moment to Lose fundraising campaign. As the V ... dedicated to declaring victory over cancer. The campaign aims to raise $200 million ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) , ... December 06, 2016 ... ... particle identification and characterization laboratories, is now offering HIAC particle counting and sizing ... available immediately. , Gateway Analytical instituted the new service as a response to ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... Switzerland (PRWEB) , ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... a one-stop portal for all the knowledge resources, including white papers, guides, ... certificates, and more. , To access more than 9,000 documents, webinars and ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... the much-anticipated HydroFX for Water®. This first-of-its-kind water-soluble powder supplement has a ... world’s most powerful antioxidants, molecular hydrogen, HydroFX for Water transforms every day ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... ... Keeping Gift Season Safe, In a season stacked with gift-giving opportunities, it's ... recipients. This is the idea behind Safe Toys and Gifts Month, which sets aside ... good gifts for children. For companies that produce goods that fall into this category, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... 2016  Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced today that ... with development and manufacturing partner Gland Pharma Limited ... of this agreement, Breckenridge will market and distribute ... the United States . The deal includes ... products cover a wide range of indications.  This ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Oregon and PUNE, India , ... new report by Allied Market Research, titled, "Global Cancer Biomarkers ... global revenue of cancer biomarkers market is projected to reach ... a CAGR of 13.3% from 2016 to 2022. Omic technologies ... in 2015 and is expected to maintain its dominance during ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Dec. 5, 2016  Recently Zymo Research announced ... predictor, known as Horvath,s Clock. Based on this ... analysis service to academic and biopharma scientific researchers ... sample, other than sperm. The service ... biological age versus chronological age following drug treatments ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: