Systematic review finds that vitamin D intake in early life may be associated with a reduced risk of type 1 diabetes

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Vitamin D is suspected of having a role in the development of type 1 diabetes.  Previous studies have been small-scale and inconclusive. Now we have a systematic review of the observational evidence about the relationship between consumption of Vitamin D in early life (or during pregnancy) and the risk of developing type 1 diabetes later [read the full story…]

Weak evidence for radix astragali in treating diabetic retinopathy

Radix astragali

Radix astragali is a traditional Chinese medicine made from dried roots of  that has been widely used for the treatment of diabetes.  This systematic review set out to establish if there is any clinical evidence to support its use in treating diabetic retinopathy. Clinical question In people with diabetic retinopathy (DR), does radix astragali, compared [read the full story…]

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Review finds little evidence for Complementary and Alternative Medicines in diabetes

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This broad-based review set out to summarise the findings of other systematic reviews on complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs) for the treatment of diabetes. Twelve systematic reviews were found that evaluated a broad range of CAMs, including herbal medicine, qi gong, tai chi, massage and yoga. They were interested in interventions for prevention as well [read the full story…]

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