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50,000 IU Vitamin D weekly Improves Mood, Lowers Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetics – Oct 2013

Review in Dynamic Chiropractic

Highlights of a small study by Penckofer

  • Senior women who had been diabetic for 8 years
  • Given 50,000 IU vitamin D weekly for 6 months
  • Blood levels raised from 18 ng to 38 ng.
  • improved mood, as indicated by a 20-question depression symptom survey.
    • 26.8 dropped to 12. (range 0-60)
  • Blood pressure a dropped from 140.4 to 132.5 mm Hg.


Penckofer S, et al. Vitamin D improves mood and blood pressure in women with diabetes.
Presented at the American Diabetes Association's 73rd Scientific Sessions. (2013?)
Study conducted by the Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing.

See also VitaminDWiki

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