Obesity is associated with chronic inflammation. Thus, this study investigated the anti-inflammatory capacity of vitamin C in obese patients. 64 obese participants with high blood pressure and/or diabetes and high levels of inflammatory markers were enrolled into either the experimental group (31 patients) or the control group (33 patients). The experimental group was treated with 500 mg vitamin C twice daily, while the control group was kept free of supplements. In the experimental group, vitamins C significantly reduced several inflammation parameters and fasting blood glucose levels after 8 weeks of treatment. In conclusion, this study showed that vitamin C supplementation has potential beneficial effects in alleviating several inflammation parameters and blood glucose levels in obese patients. Further details can be found in the study.
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