Vitamin D supplementation improves pancreatic function in adults at risk of diabetes

Effects of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on pancreatic {beta} cell function, insulin sensitivity, and glycemia in adults at high risk of diabetes: the Calcium and Vitamin D for Diabetes Mellitus (CaDDM) randomized controlled trial.

This study determined whether vitamin D supplementation improved the function of the pancreas in adults at high risk of diabetes. The pancreasis important for the insulin production and the regulation of blood sugar levels. 92 adults received either vitamin D or calcium for 16 weeks. The researchers found that participants receiving vitamin D supplements significantly increased their insulin secretion and had an improved pancreatic function. Further details can be found in the study.
Mitri J, Dawson-Hughes B, Hu FB, Pittas AG. Effects of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on pancreatic β cell function, insulin sensitivity, and glycemia in adults at high risk of diabetes: the Calcium and Vitamin D for Diabetes Mellitus (CaDDM) randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Aug;94(2):486-94.



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