BRASILIA – Taking vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a recent Brazilian study.
Studies conducted by researchers from the American Menopause Society announced on Wednesday their findings in The Journal of the North American Menopause Society.
In order to reach the results of the research, the team followed 680 Brazilian women aged 35-74. The aim was to evaluate the potential link between vitamin D deficiency and increased blood sugar. "D".
Researchers have found that adding vitamin D reduces blood sugar levels, and the usual exposure to sunlight gives the same result, indicating that Vitamin D deficiency is associated with elevated levels of blood glucose.
"Low vitamin D levels can play an important role in the risk of Type 2 diabetes," says Dr. Joan Pankerton, Research Team Leader.
"The research has revealed that vitamin D supplementation can improve glycemic control by increasing insulin sensitivity in the body."