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thiamin1Doses of vitamin B1 (Thiamin) can reverse early kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes, research shows. The team from Warwick University tested the effect of vitamin B1, which is found in meat, yeast and grain, on 40 patients from Pakistan.

The treatment stopped the loss of a key protein in the urine, the journal Diabetologia reports. Charity Diabetes UK called the results “very promising” – but said it was too early for any firm conclusions.

You can see the full report via BBC NEWS | Health | Thiamine ‘reverses kidney damage’.

Because it is water soluble, Vitamin B1 is not stored in the body and must be supplied daily.

Good sources of Vitamin B1 include:

  • chickpeas
  • beans
  • lentils
  • brown rice
  • lean pork
  • peas

Whilst it’s too soon to say that supplementation should be used in an attempt to reduce kidney complications at this stage, existing SK Nutrition clients may like to note that Thiamin (B1) is present in the Core Nutrition products, Herbalife Formula 1 & Formula 2 that form the basis of our Weight Management, Healthy Breakfast and Energy & Fitness programmes.

A list of the vitamins and minerals in Formula 2, and what they do in your body can be found by clicking on the FAQs tab at the top of this page.

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