Vitamin E (1993) Diabetic Retinopathy


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Researchers found that vitamin E helps support glucose tolerance diabetics who are not insulin-dependent. This should result in fewer complications from diabetes mellitus, such as diabetic retinopathy.

Published: Paolisso, G, et al. Am J Clin Nutr 1993; 57:650-56

Note: A 2015 study found that vitamin E combined with CoQ10 and maritime pine bark (pycnogenol) is helpful in reducing free radicals in patients with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. See the CoQ10 study for more information.