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:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... There are many ways to cook a hot dog, ... that Americans prefer their dogs straight off the grill. Of the 90 percent of ... way to cook a hot dog, far outpacing other cooking methods such as steaming ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Cabot Corporation, Pfizer, and ... according to court documents and SEC filings. A jury has returned a ... American Optical Corporation, Case No. BC588866, Los Angeles County, California. The jury awarded ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Georgia State University College of Law is ... Answering to the increasing demand for curricular specializations, the Certificate in Intellectual Property ... land use law. ,  , “The demand for lawyers with specific knowledge in ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... On Memorial Day, ... women who lost their lives in military battle for the country. The nonprofit ... 2015 to provide more programs that empower independence for disabled military veterans, as well ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Cardiac arrhythmia is a common complication following ... survival, reports a team of UPMC researchers in the largest study of its ... Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, provide critical information that will hopefully lead to better ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... --   , Study met ... cleansing and superiority in , Excellent ... of the ascending colon   , ... Norgine B.V. today announced new positive data from the phase III ... versus standard 2 litre PEG with ascorbate. The study met both ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , May 24, 2016  NxStage ... medical technology company focused on advancing renal care, today ... Officer, plans to participate in the following schedule of ... will be made available at http://ir.nxstage.com/ . ... Jefferies Healthcare Conference NY, NY           Friday, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... the world , s first dual ... fistula intervention   OrbusNeich, a global company ... expanded its portfolio to include products to treat peripheral ... the company,s first entry devices for lower limb and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: