Vitamin E improves the action of insulin

Nutr Rev. 1993 Nov;51(11):339-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.1993.tb03761.x.

Abstract

Vitamin E supplementation for four months produced a significant improvement in glucose utilization and hepatic response to insulin in normal and diabetic subjects.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / drug therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Insulin / metabolism*
  • Liver / drug effects
  • Liver / metabolism*
  • Vitamin E / pharmacology*
  • Vitamin E / therapeutic use

Substances

  • Insulin
  • Vitamin E