Vitamin D Supplementation Reduces the Risk of T2DM
Aug 22, 2020
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Joan Prifti, PharmD. Candidate, LECOM College of Pharmacy
Large study finds both vitamin D dosage and patient BMI play a role in the effectiveness of supplementation in preventing T2DM.
Diabetes mellitus has been affecting millions of people worldwide. People with type 2 diabetes are experiencing a shortage of insulin in their bodies; therefore, they can't maintain normal glucose levels. People with obesity and people that don't exercise regularly are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. The goal is to discover supplements that can facilitate in reducing these risk factors. In prior studies, Vitamin D supplementation has been conducted to determine its effectiveness in preventing T2DM. Vitamin D deficiency is another sign associated with T2DM. Most of these trials have been small and have only tested low doses of Vitamin D, and have not been as successful. This study is conducting a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a large group of participants to prove that using Vitamin D supplements can help prevent the risk of T2DM....
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