Vitamin D as Prevention for Type 2 Diabetes
Apr 3, 2021
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: A'Kira Shavers, PharmD Candidate, South College School of Pharmacy
According to a new analysis of the Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) study, a daily supplementation of 100 μg (4,000 units) of vitamin D3, to increase blood levels of vitamin D to higher levels than those considered adequate for bone health, may decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes in adults with prediabetes. Earlier findings in the D2d study, presented at the 2019 American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions and published in The New England Journal of Medicine, established that prediabetic adults who were assigned a daily vitamin D supplement for two and a half years were just as likely to develop type 2 diabetes during the follow-up as the patients assigned placebo, regardless of baseline vitamin D status....
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