Vitamins help avoid diabetes, heart disease


Could vitamins like B6, B12 and folate be a key to reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes?

Dr. Jie Zhu, an assistant professor at Texas State University in nutrition in food, found an association between an increased amount of these vitamins and a reduction in metabolic syndrome.

The study was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is marked by a group of conditions that can include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excessive fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.