Vitamin D may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk of developing he condition, researchers report.
The study does not prove cause and effect. “But if confirmed, there are huge implications because vitamin D is easy and inexpensive,” Anastassios Pittas, MD, of Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
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In a study of over 2,000 people with prediabetes, the higher the level of vitamin D in the blood, the lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Pittas presented the results here at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association.
Tracking Vitamin D Levels
The three-year study involved 2,039 people with high blood sugar levels. Their vitamin D levels were measured at the start of the study and six months, one…