Deficiency of vitamin D is closely related to diabetes and metab

Deficiency of vitamin D is closely related to diabetes and metab

The researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore examined 124 medical charts of patients with diabetes first and second type in the period from 2003 to 2008. The scientists found that more than 90% of patients with diabetes had a low blood level of vitamin D despite regular medical checkups (vitamin D was prescribed only for 6% of patients). The researchers noticed that patients which didn't took vitamin D preparations had a higher level of blood sugar.


The results of this study can make some adjustments to the traditional treatment of diabetes, specifically indications of vitamin D to patients.
Another research was conducted in Netherlands. The study included the results obtained from 1300 men and women ager 65 years of age. It was found than nearly 50% of patients had a low level of vitamin D and 37% of patients - metabolic syndrome.  Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors including high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood sugar levels. The researchers found the direct relationship between levels of vitamin D and metabolic syndrome. More that 70% of patients with metabolic syndrome had low level of Vitamin D.



Feb 23, 2014