NIH Study – Vitamin D For Diabetes Prevention

A study funded by the National Institutes for Health is researching the effects of supplementing Vitamin D levels for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in patients at a high risk of the disease. Patients will receive 4,000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day which is well above the recommended daily dosage of approximately 800 IU.

The news was released by Griffin Rodgers, MD, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases through a press release. Exciting news for anyone at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and those who already suffer from the disease.

Many Americans are severely deficient in Vitamin D, especially in the winter months. This leads to a myriad of health conditions as Vitamin D is an integral component in many bodily functions. It has been found to improve the condition of those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome by improving gut health and reducing inflammation throughout the body.

The study will look at 2,500 patients across the United States, seen twice a year as well as regular doctor check ups throughout the year. Monitoring results of taking Vitamin D3 for type 2 diabetes.

Learn More and Participate In The Vitamin D for Diabetes Prevention Study

Myrlene Staten, MD, of NIDDK is the project officer for the study. Anastassios Pittas, MD, of Tufts Medical Center in Boston is the principal investigator. Learn more and sign up to participate in the study at their website.