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Vitamin B Supplements May Protect Kidney Function In Children With Diabetes

NEWS

Vitamin B supplements have a protective effect on kidney function in children and adolescents with type-1 diabetes, according to research presented at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. 

COMMENT

In addition to vitamin B supplements, research has also shown that omega-3 fatty acid supplements are helpful in chronic kidney disease. In a double-blind placebo-controlled trial conducted over a period of 8 weeks, a study followed 85 patients, aged between 25 and 75, with chronic renal failure. The patients were randomized to receive either 4g of omega-3 fatty acids per day, 200mg of coenzyme Q10, both supplements, or a placebo consisting of 4g of olive oil.

At the end of the study period, when examining a group of blood factors known as Specialized Pro-resolving Lipid Mediators (SPMs) that are derived from omega-3 fatty acids known to help resolve inflammation, the researchers found the patients who received the fatty acid supplements had an enhanced synthesis of SPMs. They therefore suggested that long term omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is a potential therapy for limiting the low-grade inflammation that associates with, and exacerbates, the progression of chronic renal failure.

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