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Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes helped by Vitamin D – most 2013-15 studies agree

The Role of Vitamin D in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: An Updated Review of the Literature

Disease Markers, Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 580474, 15 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/580474, Oct 2015
Dimitrios Papandreou and Zujaja-Tul-Noor Hamid
Department of Natural Sciences and Public Health, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The dietary reference values for Vitamin D were set primarily considering its role in bone health, but with the discovery of Vitamin D receptors throughout body tissues, new links with other health conditions are now studied, such as for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). This paper shall analyze and examine all new research studies carried out, especially in 2013–2015 regarding diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Vast research has been carried out to establish strong relationship between Vitamin D serum levels, supplementation, diabetes, and CVD. However, the results from researches identified in this paper are disputable.

Benefits of Vitamin D adequate levels were recognized from gestational period until later in disease development such as diabetes and/or CVD, but since not all studies are in agreement further investigation is suggested. Researches conducting large randomized controlled trials, exploring range of supplement doses, with variable baseline serum Vitamin D levels, and inclusion of array of associated parameters, are still required to conduct large-scale analysis and draw conclusion as a risk factor. Until then it is possible to conclude that maintenance of serum Vitamin D levels holds advantageous aspects in diabetic and cardiovascular conditions, and people should strive to attain them.

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Overview Diabetes and vitamin D contains the following summary

  • Diabetes is 5X more frequent far from the equator
  • Children getting 2,000 IU of vitamin D are 8X less likely to get Type 1 diabetes
  • Obese people get less sun / Vitamin D - and also vitamin D gets lost in fat
  • Sedentary people get less sun / Vitamin D
  • Worldwide Diabetes increase has been concurrent with vitamin D decrease and air conditioning
  • Elderly get 4X less vitamin D from the same amount of sun
        Elderly also spend less time outdoors and have more clothes on
  • All items in category Diabetes and Vitamin D 429 items: both Type 1 and Type 2

Vitamin D appears to both prevent and treat diabetes

  • Appears that >2,000 IU will Prevent
  • Appears that >4,000 IU will Treat , but not cure
  • Appears that Calcium and Magnesium are needed for both Prevention and Treatment
        which are just some of the vitamin D cofactors


Pages listed in BOTH the categories Diabetes and Intervention

Pages listed in BOTH the categories Diabetes and Meta-analysis

Pages listed in BOTH the categories Cardiovascular and Meta-analysis

Pages listed in BOTH the categories Intervention and Cardiovascular

Pages listed in BOTH the categories Diabetes and Cardiovascular

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6087 Diabetes T1B.jpg admin 24 Oct, 2015 13:12 47.51 Kb 419
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