Marmite can prevent heart problems

| 06/12/2010

(Daily Mail): Heart attack victims could boost their chances of survival thanks to a vitamin in everyday foods such as Marmite, experts believe. A derivative of vitamin B1 speeds up the healing of tissue following heart damage, a study suggests. Separate research found the substance – called benfotiamine – can prevent heart failure as a complication of diabetes. The discoveries mean a supplement containing benfotiamine could become part of diabetes treatment, researchers said. Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamin and is found in many common foods. Good sources other than Marmite include the vegetarian ingredient Quorn, pork, milk, cheese, eggs, dried and fresh fruits and wholegrain breads.

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