Vitamin C and Inflammation in the news again

by Dr. Alan Kadish

When we look back at the multiple years of research on the effectiveness of vitamin C and the lack of side effects, let alone the low cost , why are more people not taking this seriously ? In this study the patients only took 500mg twice per day and saw results. The highlighted key points are in the study abstract below.

We know that inflammation is a key process in aging and multiple diseases. The recent study is another clearly scientific rationale for increasing the use of vitamin c daily.  If you’re experiencing diabetes or cancer or just concerned about your overall health here is the perfect way to address some of the metabolic problems.

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Effect of vitamin C on inflammation and metabolic markers in hypertensive and/or diabetic obese adults: a randomized controlled trial

Drug Design, Development and Therapy, 07/15/2015

Ellulu MS, et al.

The aim of the study reported was to identify the effect of vitamin C on reducing the levels of inflammatory markers in hypertensive and/or diabetic obese adults. Vitamin C (500 mg twice daily) has potential effects in alleviating inflammatory status by reducing hs–CRP, IL–6, and FBG in hypertensive and/or diabetic obese patients.

Methods

  • Sixty-four obese patients, who were hypertensive and/or diabetic and had high levels of inflammatory markers, from primary health care centers in Gaza City, Palestine, were enrolled into one of two groups in an open-label, parallel, randomized controlled trial.
  • A total of 33 patients were randomized into a control group and 31 patients were randomized into an experimental group.
  • The experimental group was treated with 500 mg vitamin C twice a day.

Results

  • In the experimental group, vitamin C significantly reduced the levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), interleukin 6 (IL-6), fasting blood glucose (FBG), and triglyceride (TG) after 8 weeks of treatment (overall: P<0.001); no changes appeared in total cholesterol (TC).
  • In the control group, there were significant reductions in FBG and TG (P=0.001 and P=0.026, respectively), and no changes in hs-CRP, IL-6, or TC.
  • On comparing the changes in the experimental group with those in the control group at the endpoint, vitamin C was found to have achieved clinical significance in treating effectiveness for reducing hs-CRP, IL-6, and FBG levels (P=0.01, P=0.001, and P<0.001, respectively), but no significant changes in TC or TG were found.

 

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