Pop a pill to help health

A Victorian study has found popping a vitamin C tablet twice a day could help more than one million Australians with type 2 diabetes reduce their blood sugar levels.

The Deakin University study, published in the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism journal, found taking two 500mg doses daily can lower elevated blood sugar levels and reduce post-meal blood sugar spikes in type 2 diabetics.

“We found that 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 associate professor Glenn Wadley said yesterday.

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