Scientists from a medical university in South Korea investigated the association between vitamin D levels and vascular complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. A total of 257 patients with diabetic vascular complications were recruited. Patients were categorized into three groups according to their vitamin D status. In both men and women, patients with vitamin D deficiency were more affected by specific diabetes-related vascular complications than patients with sufficient vitamin D levels. This investigation concluded that very low vitamin D levels (vitamin D deficiency) are associated with vascular complications in both male and female patients with type 2 diabetes. Further details can be found in the study.


Jung et al.


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