60 patients with type 2 diabetes and low vitamin D levels were enrolled in a placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial to investigate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on the progression of the disease. Patients who received a vitamin D supplement had a significant reduction in their long-term diabetes score (HbA1c). Blood pressure and blood lipid values (total and LDL cholesterol) were also positively influenced by vitamin D supplementation. Further details can be found in the study.
Ben Schöttker, Ulrike Haug, Lutz Schomburg, Joseph Köhrle, Laura Perna, Heiko Müller, Bernd Holleczek, Hermann Brenner