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Vitamin C Reduces Anxiety, Therapeutic for Type 2 Diabetics

Vitamin C Reduces Anxiety, Therapeutic for Type 2 Diabetics

New research has found the antioxidant vitamin C is not just therapeutic: It can significantly reduce stress and anxiety among type 2 diabetic patients.

The researchers divided 45 diabetes mellitus (type 2) patients into three groups and gave them 1,000 milligrams per day of vitamin C, 400 IU per day of vitamin E or a placebo for six weeks. The researchers gave each patient a 21-question test before and after the treatment period – called the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale.

After the six weeks, those taking the vitamin C experienced a significant reduction in their anxiety scores according to the testing. There were no differences between the placebo group and the vitamin E group.

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