This Chinese study investigated the effect of a micronutrient supplement containing vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids on blood glucose and blood lipid levels in patients with gestational diabetes, i.e. a type of diabetes that can develop during pregnancy. 150 patients with gestational diabetes, aged between 18 and 40 years, were involved in this study. These patients were divided into two groups: the test group received the vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids supplement twice a day, the control group received a placebo product. After 6 weeks, decreased glucose levels and improved insulin and LDL cholesterol levels were measured in the supplementation group. This means that supplementation with vitamin D and omega-3-fatty acids for 6 weeks can, among others, reduce blood sugar and blood lipids levels effectively in patients with gestational diabetes. For further details, please see the study.
Huang S. et al.