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Study finds popping 2 vitamin C tablets a day helps diabetes

Popping a vitamin C tablet twice a day could help more than one million Aussies with type 2 diabetes lower blood sugar levels, according to a Victorian study.

Deakin University researchers found taking two 500mg doses can lower elevated blood sugar levels and reduce blood sugar spikes after meals in people with the potentially fatal disease, the findings published in the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism journal show.

“We found participants had a significant 36 per cent drop in the blood sugar spike after meals. This also meant that they spent almost three hours less per day living in a state of hyperglycaemia,” lead researcher and Associate Professor Glenn Wadley said on Monday.

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