Marmite might help heal heart
They say you either love it or hate it but Marmite could prove to be a life-saver. A key vitamin found in the savoury spread could hold the clue to recovering from a heart attack.
Marmite: love it or hate it, it might save your life.
A key vitamin found in the savoury spread could hold the clue to recovering from a heart attack.
Benfotiamine, a derivative of vitamin B1, could speed up the healing of tissue and increase the chance of survival following heart damage, a study by the University of Bristol has found.
Separate research also found the substance - called benfotiamine - can slow down the progression to heart failure in diabetics, which is a complication of the illness.
Developing a supplement containing benfotiamine could cut the number of diabetics developing heart failure, researchers said.
Vitamin B1, also known as thiamin, is found in most types of food.
Good sources include Marmite, Quorn, pork, vegetables, milk, cheese, peas, fresh and dried fruit, eggs, wholegrain breads and some fortified breakfast cereals.
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