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Monday, April 28, 2008

Vitamin D Deficiency Common in Diabetics

Monday, April 28, 2008

About 60% of patients with type 2 diabetes show signs of vitamin D deficiency, Italian researchers report in the March issue of Diabetes Care.

The findings confirm some previous evidence demonstrating that vitamin D paucity is exceedingly rampant in people with type 2 diabetes. It is for the reason that of the probable unfavourable effects of vitamin D deficit on the skeleton and other organ systems. The extensive screening for vitamin D dearth or routine vitamin D supplementation ought to be critically well thought-out. The researchers studied serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in 459 diabetics and a like number of non-diabetic controls. After adjustment, the occurrence of hypovitaminosis D was significantly higher in diabetics than that in controls. Diabetics with this insufficiency were more prone to be women. In all, 31.1% of the diabetics had cardiovascular disease and there was a strong converse relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 concentrations and such disease.

Summing up, Dr. Targher added that future follow-up and interventional studies are noticeably required to establish whether vitamin D deficiency predicts occurrence cardiovascular disease, and to find out whether vitamin D supplementation would be defending against cardiovascular ailment and what methods might report for such safeguard.


ReikiRanch said...

Great information on Vitamin D...

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