Antioxidants or Lifestyle Change for Diabetes?

It is predicted that by 2025 more than 300 million people worldwide will have type 2 diabetes! In the US alone the number of people with diabetes almost doubled between 1976 and 1994. Sedentary living and excess weight are considered to be the major risk factors for this debilitating disease. Many are the strategies that have been developed to reduce diabetes risk. 

A recent nine year double blind, placebo controlled study of at-risk middle-age women examined the potential of dietary supplementation with vitamins C and E and beta-carotene (and combinations) found there was no benefit from generous supplemental intake of these on the primary prevention of diabetes.

PositiveTip: Eating less and working out more is much more effective than antioxidant supplementation in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.