New study shows that vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of diabetes by 13%

Vitamin D supplements and diabetes

Good news emerged during the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, ENDO 2021, held from 20 to 23 March 2021. The new findings on the impact of vitamin D supplements on the progression of diabetes are extremely interesting.

Dr. Anastasios G. Pittas, an MD at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, reviewed and evaluated the results of 3 major trials on whether vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of developing diabetes in people with prediabetes.

Before I knew it, I was leading D2d, a multi-center clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in reducing risk of diabetes in people at high risk

The results of all 3 trials showed that vitamin D supplements reduced the risk of developing diabetes by about 13%.

Dr. Pittas also found that the protective effect of vitamin D supplements may be higher in people with low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (less than 12 ng/mL), as the risk reduction was proportional to 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in serum.

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