Higher vitamin C levels are associated with a decreased risk of diabetes

Plasma vitamin C level, fruit and vegetable consumption, and the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus: the European prospective investigation of cancer--Norfolk prospective study.

This study examined whether vitamin C levels, fruit and vegetable intake are associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes. Participants were men and women aged 40 to 75 years. Food intake was evaluated by means of a questionnaire. Vitamin C levels and the habitual intake of fruit and vegetables were then assessed. It was found that high vitamin C levels and fruit and vegetable intake were associated with a decreased risk of diabetes. Further details can be found in the study.
Harding AH, Wareham NJ, Bingham SA, Khaw K, Luben R, Welch A, Forouhi NG. Plasma vitamin C level, fruit and vegetable consumption, and the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus: the European prospective investigation of cancer--Norfolk prospective study. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jul 28;168(14):1493-9.


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