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Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

Vitamin D treatment to reduce diabetes risk in individuals with prediabetes

According to an analysis of clinical trials, persons with prediabetes who consumed more vitamin D had a 15% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 
Vitamin D therapy may harm some people as well as prevent type 2 diabetes in some cases.

People with prediabetes who took more vitamin D had a 15% less chance of getting type 2 diabetes, according to a review of clinical studies. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be found in some foods or added to them, is available as a supplement, or is made by the body when ultraviolet light from the sun hits the skin.

The body uses vitamin D for a variety of functions. This includes the release of insulin and the metabolism of glucose. Observational studies have discovered a link between a high risk of getting diabetes and a low blood level of vitamin D. It was published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of three studies probing the effects of vitamin D supplementation on diabetes risk were taken up. It was done by Tufts Medical Center team.

Over a three-year follow-up period, the researchers discovered that new-onset diabetes struck 22.7% of adults who took vitamin D and 25% of adults who received a placebo, a 15 percent relative risk reduction.

The authors assert that extrapolating their findings to the more than 374 million adults who have prediabetes worldwide. It shows that a low-cost vitamin D supplementation could prevent the onset of diabetes in more than 10 million individuals.

Previous data have shown a lot of negative effects for high vitamin D levels, according to experts from University College Dublin and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

They contend that firms that support vitamin D therapy have a duty to inform doctors about both the recommended levels of vitamin D and any potential risks. They caution that while this very high-dose vitamin D therapy may harm some people as well as prevent type 2 diabetes in some cases.

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