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Vitamin B12 Insufficiency Linked With Higher Risk Of Gestational Diabetes


Prenatal nutrition supplements should look beyond the importance of folic acid, as insufficiency in other micronutrients such as vitamin B12 is linked with a higher risk of gestational diabetes, a clinical researcher pointed out at the recent Growth Asia Summit.


With diabetes in pregnancy raising the risk of a women developing pre-eclampsia, a dangerous condition characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to the liver or kidneys, every mother-to-be needs to be aware there are natural ways of preventing diabetes that are both safe and effective.

Dr. Rath’s scientific research and numerous independent clinical studies have clearly documented the important roles of vitamin C, vitamin E, B vitamins, magnesium, and chromium in helping to prevent diabetes and normalize blood sugar levels. In one particularly striking example, a study published as long ago as 1937 showed that diabetic patients taking 300-500 mg of vitamin C a day could significantly improve their glucose balance. The researchers found that blood sugar levels could be lowered by an average of 30 percent, daily insulin requirements by 27 percent, and that sugar excretion in the urine could be almost eliminated. You can learn more about such studies in chapter 7 of Dr. Rath’s book, ‘Why Animals Don`t Get Heart Attacks…But People Do!’.

For additional information about the natural prevention and treatment of diabetes, see this article on our website.

To read about the important roles micronutrients play in pregnancy, check out parts one and two of the special pregnancy feature article on our website.