April 2003 Issue
Those With Diabetes May Benefit From Daily Multi
A simple daily multivitamin/mineral supplement may dramatically reduce infections in people with diabetes, according to a North Carolina study. Researchers randomly assigned 130 middle-aged adults—one-third with type 2 diabetes—to take either a daily multi (similar to many commercial brands) or a placebo for 12 months. By study’s end, participants without diabetes reported a similar rate of colds, flu-like syndromes and other minor infectious illnesses, whether they took the multi or placebo. But among
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