Blood test could help ID diabetic women who shouldn't take vitamins

03/29/2004 | MSNBC

A simple blood test can help women with type-2 diabetes know whether they should avoid certain vitamins that may worsen clogged arteries. Researchers say that women with diabetes who carry two copies of the variation known as haptoglobin-2 are at increased risk of atherosclerosis, or narrowed arteries, if they take antioxidant vitamins including C and E, and the simple blood test could help identify those women.

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