Vitamin D supplementation for improvement of chronic low-grade inflammation in patients with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Nutr Rev. 2018 Feb 27. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nux077. [Epub ahead of print]
Mousa A1, Naderpoor N1, Teede H1, Scragg R2, de Courten B1.
- 1 Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
- 2 School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
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Overview Diabetes and vitamin D contains the following summary
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- Appears that >2,000 IU will Prevent
- Appears that >4,000 IU will Treat , but not cure
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- As with virtually all meta-analyses, the amount of vitamin D is not considered.
- Note – The study showing the most benefit happens to have used a lot of vitamin D (50,000 IU every 2 weeks: Razzaghi doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2016.06.017)
Vitamin D has been proposed to have anti-inflammatory properties; however, the effect of vitamin D supplementation on inflammation in type 2 diabetes has not been established.
The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to examine the effect of vitamin D supplementation on inflammatory markers in patients with type 2 diabetes and to identify relevant gaps in knowledge.
MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase, and EBM Reviews were searched systematically from inception to January 25, 2017.
Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the effects of vitamin D supplementation (any form, route, and duration, and with any cosupplementation) compared with placebo or usual care on inflammatory markers in patients with type 2 diabetes were selected.
Study and sample characteristics and aggregate outcome data were extracted, risk of bias was determined, and quality of evidence was assessed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach.
Twenty-eight RCTs were included, 20 of which had data available for pooling. In meta-analyses of 20 RCTs (n = 1270 participants), vitamin D-supplemented groups had lower levels of C-reactive protein (standardized mean difference [SMD] -0.23; 95%CI, -0.37 to -0.09; P = 0.002) and tumor necrosis factor α (SMD -0.49; 95%CI, -0.84 to -0.15; P = 0.005), a lower erythrocyte sedimentation rate (SMD -0.47; 95%CI, -0.89 to -0.05; P = 0.03), and higher levels of leptin (SMD 0.42; 95%CI, 0.04-0.81; P = 0.03) compared with control groups. No differences were observed for adiponectin, interleukin 6, or E-selectin (all P > 0.05). In meta-regression and subgroup analyses, age, sex, body mass index, duration of diabetes, baseline vitamin D status, and dose and duration of supplementation did not alter the results.
This meta-analysis provides level 1 evidence that vitamin D supplementation may reduce chronic low-grade inflammation in patients with type 2 diabetes.
SYSTEMATIC REVIEW REGISTRATION: PROSPERO CRD42016047755. Available at: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=47755 (9/15/2016).
PMID: 29490085 DOI: 10.1093/nutrit/nux077Diabetic inflammation reduced by Vitamin D – meta-analysis Feb 2018
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