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Effect of a Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement on
Infection and Quality of Life –of Diabetics

According to Dr. Thomas Barringer, “In type 2 diabetics who were predominately obese, there was a dramatic reduction in the risk of minor respiratory infections such as colds and influenza” when taking a multi-vitamin. —CBS News at 11, March 7th, 2003 —We suggest PowerVites and Diabetiks!

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
T.A. Barringer, J.K. Kirk, A.C. Santaniello, K.L. Foley, and R. Michielutte

A multivitamin and mineral supplement reduced the incidence of participant-reported infection and related absenteeism in persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus and a high prevalence of subclinical micronutrient
deficiency. A larger clinical trial should be done to determine whether these findings can be replicated in other populations. Diabetes and Nutrition….

Annals of Internal Medicine, 4 March 2003 Volume 138 Number 5
http://www.annals.org/issues/v138n5/toc.html

Diabetes is widespread and many people are not aware that nutrition is an important aspect. According to the American Diabetes Association, over 16 million Americans have chronic diabetes.

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