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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

High Dose Thiamine--Vitamin B1--May Help with Diabetic Kidney Disease

Page changed: Diabetic Kidney Damage and Helpful Supplements for People with Diabetes

Added link to new study that found that taking 100 mg of Vitamin B1 three times a day (a total dose of 300 mg) lowered the excretion of albumen in urine.

High-dose thiamine therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria: a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study.
N. Rabbani et al. Diabetologia 10.1007/s00125-008-1224-4, Dec 05, 2008.


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Jenny said...

Benfotiamine is a lipid soluable form of Vitamin B1.

As far as I can tell this study used regular B1, but if someone has access to the entire study, not the abstract, perhaps they can give us a definitive answer on this.