Higher Levels of Vitamin ‘D’ May Lower the Risk of Diabetes

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The Medscape Medical News reported that higher plasma levels of vitamin D are associated with lower risk of incident diabetes among those people who are at a high risk of this disease.

In this regard G. Pittas, existing head of the research team headed by Anastassious of Boston’s Tufts New England Medical Center, analyzed the data from the Diabetes Prevention Program. With the sequence to the fact he also took a trial of three groups including their modification, metformin and lifestyle. He also provided those pre diabetes patients placebos in order to prevent diabetes. With the sequence to the fact he and his team mates were measured plasma vitamin D levels at yearly interval, while they found that subjects were assessed for incident diabetes.

The patients, those were considered for the purposes of this study were in intensive lifestyle and placebo groups.

Moreover the investigators found that the participants, those were surviving with high level of vitamin D i.e. 50 ng / ml or more, significantly had got lower hazard ratio for incident diabetes, than those patients who were surviving with lowest level of vitamin D i.e. bellow 12 ng / ml.

Dr. Pittas, of Medscape Medical News, said “This new study offers many methodological advantages over the earlier studies. Also out study includes a huge amount of clinically relevant population, those are at a high risks of diabetes along with a substantial proportion of non white participants, that even improves the external validity of the results.”

Later Dr. Pittas also added “This is an observational study, so the entire confounding can not be excluded. It can be clearly recommended that vitamin D is quite being able to prevent diabetes, because most of the evidence that comes out from this study is focusing on a favorable effect in pancreatic beta cells.”