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September 2008 Issue

Vitamins Aid Memory in Type 2 Diabetes

Taking high doses of vitamins C and E may help prevent the memory impairment that occurs when older people with diabetes eat high-fat meals. Canadian researchers studied 16 men and women with type 2 diabetes, assigning them to one of three meals on three separate occasions: a high-fat meal, the same high-fat meal with vitamins C (1,000 milligrams) and E (800 International Units) or water alone. After the meals, they took a series of neuropsychological tests to measure their recall abilities.

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