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Effects of Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation in Subjects at Risk of Diabetes


In a randomized, 2-by-2 factorial design, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 92 adults (mean age: 57 years; mean BMI: 32 kg/m(2)), the effects of supplementation with vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol, 2000 IU/d) or calcium carbonate (400 mg, twice/day) for a period of 16 weeks were assessed, and supplementation with vitamin D3 was found to improve beta cell function and and marginally attenuate the increase in hemoglobin A(1c).

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