Research from Niigata University Faculty of Medicine Reveals New Findings on Type 2 Diabetes
2019 JUN 19 (NewsRx) -- By a
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Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine, “The study was part of an examination of a nationwide cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes aged 40-70 years with HbA1c 48 mmol/mol. After excluding nonresponders to a dietary survey using the Food Frequency Questionnaire based on food groups, 978 patients were analyzed. Primary outcome was the 8-year risk of a diabetic retinopathy event, and Cox regression analyses estimated hazard ratios (HRs) for retinopathy according to vitamin B6 intake adjusted for age, gender, body mass index, HbA1c, smoking, energy intake, and other confounders. Mean vitamin B6 intake in quartiles ranged from 1.1 to 1.6 mg/day, and half of the participants had vitamin B6 intake below the recommended daily dietary allowance according to dietary reference intakes in Japanese adults (men 1.4 mg/day; women 1.2 mg/day). After adjusting for confounders, HRs for diabetic retinopathy in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quartile groups of vitamin B6 intake compared with the 1st quartile group were 1.17 (95% confidence interval 0.81-1.69, p=0.403), 0.88 (0.58-1.34, p=0.550), and 0.50 (0.30-0.85, p=0.010), respectively.”
According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Findings suggested that high vitamin B6 intake was associated with a lower incidence of diabetic retinopathy in Japanese with type 2 diabetes.”
For more information on this research see: Vitamin B6 intake and incidence of diabetic retinopathy in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes: analysis of data from the Japan Diabetes Complications Study (JDCS).
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