Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes

A recent study has shown that vitamin D supplements may not necessarily help to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Researchers gathered data from a diverse group of over 2,000 individuals. The scientists divided them into groups that took either 4,000 IU of vitamin D or a placebo pill daily. It was found that 293 out of 1,211 participants in the vitamin D group developed diabetes. Meanwhile, 323 out of 1,212 in the placebo group developed it. In the end, the difference was not statistically significant.

The findings have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and were presented at the American Diabetes Association annual meeting in San Francisco, CA.

A large-scale new trial of over 2,000 adults found that taking vitamin D supplements does not help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes.

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