Vitamin D and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

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Vitamin D and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

A.G. Pittas and Others

CME Exam

Over the past decade, a low blood 25-hydroxyvitamin D level has emerged as a possible risk factor for type 2 diabetes, and vitamin D supplementation has been proposed as a potential intervention to lower diabetes risk. Pittas et al. conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial which evaluated whether vitamin D supplementation, regardless of the baseline serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level, reduced the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes among adults at high risk for diabetes.