Favorable effects of vitamin D supplementation on pregnancy outcomes in gestational diabetes

Summary Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent among women with gestational diabetes. This study, executed by Iranian researchers, aimed to assess the effect of vitamin D supplementation on this diabetes type. The trial was performed with 45 pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes who did not take anti-diabetes medication. The participants were randomly assigned to…

Antioxidant levels related to risk of gestational diabetes

Summary Increased oxidative stress levels have been shown to lead to diabetic problems. This study evaluated the potential of antioxidants to combat oxidative stress by scavenging free radicals (antioxidant capacity) in women with gestational diabetes (40 study participants) and healthy pregnant women (40 participants). Among others, dietary intake was measured using food questionnaires. The results…

Vitamin D supplementation improves glucose levels and inflammation parameters in women with gestational diabetes

Summary This Iranian study aimed to evaluate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on metabolic characteristics and inflammation levels (CRPs) in gestational diabetes patients. 76 pregnant women with gestational diabetes were assigned to receive either four oral treatments consisting of 50,000 IU (1250 µg) of vitamin D3 (38 women) or a placebo (38 women) once…

Gestational diabetes: Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids beneficially affect inflammation, oxidative stress and pregnancy outcomes

Summary This study aimed to determine the effects of a micronutrient combination containing vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids on indicators of inflammation, oxidative stress, and pregnancy outcomes in gestational diabetes patients. 120 participants were randomly divided into different groups receiving omega-3 fatty acids and/or vitamin D and/or placebos. The results showed significantly lower inflammation…

High-dose vitamin D supplementation benefits pregnant women with gestational diabetes

Summary Vitamin D influences diverse metabolic functions in the body. This study, conducted by a university hospital in Shanghai, China, aimed to determine the effects of various doses of vitamin D on glucose metabolism, inflammation, and oxidative stress levels of pregnant women with gestational diabetes. The patients – 133 pregnant women – were randomly divided…

Gestational diabetes: Vitamin B1 supplements help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress

Summary The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of vitamin B1 (thiamin) supplementation on inflammation and oxidative stress in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. 60 patients participated in this study and were allocated to two groups that received either 100 mg/day of vitamin B1 supplements (30 patients) or a placebo (30 patients)…

Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E decrease oxidative stress in women with gestational diabetes

Summary Iranian researchers conducted this study to determine the effects of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E on oxidative stress, inflammation, and pregnancy outcomes in women with gestational diabetes. 60 patients who did not take oral anti-diabetic medication were randomly allocated to take either 1000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids plus 400 IU (268 mg)…

Magnesium and vitamin E co-supplementation improves glucose and lipid levels in patients with gestational diabetes

Summary Magnesium and vitamin E exert multiple beneficial effects on glucose (sugar) and lipid (fat) metabolism. This study, executed by Iranian researchers, aimed to determine the effects of magnesium and vitamin E on the metabolism of women with gestational diabetes. This study was conducted with 60 subjects diagnosed with gestational diabetes, aged 18 to 40…

Vitamin D and calcium improve glucose metabolism, lipid metabolism, and oxidative stress in gestational diabetes

Summary This trial, executed by three Indian research departments, aimed to assess the effects of vitamin D and calcium on metabolic factors and oxidative stress levels in women with gestational diabetes. The trial was conducted on 70 women diagnosed with gestational diabetes who received either 1000 IU (25 µg) of vitamin D and 1000 mg…

Magnesium, zinc, calcium, and vitamin D decrease risk of cardiometabolic diseases in gestational diabetes

Summary Researchers from Iran studied the effects of a supplement containing different micronutrients (magnesium, zinc, calcium, and vitamin D) on blood glucose (sugar) levels and cardiometabolic risk factors in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus. 60 patients, aged 18 to 40 years, were divided into two groups of each 30 participants who received either the supplement…

Vitamin D and probiotics improve blood glucose levels, inflammation and oxidative stress in women with gestational diabetes

Summary This study assessed the effects of a combined vitamin D and probiotic supplementation on gestational diabetes. 87 women with gestational diabetes participated in the study. They were randomly assigned to three groups receiving either vitamin D plus probiotics (30 women), only probiotics (29 women), or a placebo (28 women) for 6 weeks. Vitamin D…

Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E beneficially affect insulin metabolism and lipid concentrations in patients with gestational diabetes

Summary This study aimed to determine the effects of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E on blood glucose (sugar) parameters and lipid concentrations in women with gestational diabetes who did not use oral diabetes medication. The study was carried out with 60 patients. The participants were randomly allocated to a group taking omega-3 fatty acids…

Alpha-lipoic acid reduces sugar levels and improves liver function in women with gestational diabetes

Summary Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that is made naturally in the body. It serves vital functions at the cellular level, such as energy production. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of alpha-lipoic acid on gestational diabetes. To this end, 60 women with gestational diabetes were divided into a supplementation group…

Magnesium, zinc, calcium, and vitamin D reduce oxidative stress in women with gestational diabetes

Summary Research shows that oxidative stress and inflammation are important factors in diabetes. This study, executed by universities from Iran and Canada, aimed to determine whether supplements containing magnesium, zinc, calcium, and vitamin D can improve inflammation and oxidative stress in women with gestational diabetes. 60 patients with gestational diabetes were assigned to take the…

Magnesium supplementation beneficially affects inflammation in patients with gestational diabetes

Summary Magnesium is a micronutrient with several benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties. This study, executed by Iranian and Canadian universities, aimed to evaluate the effects of magnesium supplementation on inflammatory processes and pregnancy outcomes in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes. The trial was conducted with 36 women, 18 to 40 years old, who were allocated to…

Selenium and probiotics beneficially affect glucose and lipid levels in patients with gestational diabetes

Summary This study aimed to determine the effects of a combined intake of probiotics and selenium on glucose and lipid levels in patients with gestational diabetes. To this end, 60 patients were allocated to two groups receiving either a placebo (30 participants) or a supplement containing probiotic plus selenium (30 participants) daily for 6 weeks.…

Selenium helps maintain stable glucose levels and reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in gestational diabetes

Summary This Iranian study aimed to assess the effects of selenium supplementation on the metabolism of pregnant women with gestational diabetes. The study was performed on 70 women with gestational diabetes who were not treated with conventional medication. The patients were randomly assigned to receive either 200 µg of selenium (35 patients) or a placebo…

Zinc and vitamin E improve insulin metabolism in patients with gestational diabetes

Summary This trial, executed by Iranian researchers, aimed to determine the effects of zinc and vitamin E on the metabolism and factors influencing insulin and lipid metabolism in women with gestational diabetes. 54 women aged 18 to 40 years and diagnosed with gestational diabetes participated in this study. The patients were allocated to two intervention…

Vitamin C reverses oxidative stress in pregnant women with diabetes

Summary This study examined the effect of vitamin C administration on oxidative stress (imbalance between the production of free radicals production and the body´s antioxidant defences) in pregnant women with diabetes (gestational diabetes). 200 women with gestational diabetes were given vitamin C or no supplementation. The results showed that vitamin C reverses the oxidative stresses…