Episode Summary

In this episode, Dennis M. Bier MD Young Career Editor Kevin C. Klatt, PhD, RD speaks with Mark A. Levine, MD, Section Chief of the Molecular and Clinical Nutrition Section of the Digestive Disease Branch at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Levine’s laboratory conducts basic, translational and clinical research to better understand Vitamin C kinetics in health and disease and its potential role in disease prevention and treatment. In this episode, Dr. Levine details his groups’ recently accepted publication titled “Abnormal urinary loss of vitamin C in diabetes: prevalence and clinical characteristics of a vitamin C renal leak”, detailing the pharmacokinetics of vitamin C during depletion-repletion studies in individuals with diabetes and non-diabetic controls, defining evidence for a vitamin C renal leak in diabetes and clinical predictors of such a phenomenon.

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