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Minerva

Vitamin D, diabetes, . . . and other stories

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o695 (Published 24 March 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o695

Vitamin D for people with prediabetes and diabetes

The UK Biobank study reports that in people with prediabetes and diabetes, lower vitamin D levels were associated with an increase in cardiovascular events and a raised all cause mortality. Whether this risk could be reduced by vitamin supplements is another matter. Only a few weeks ago, Minerva noted a large randomised controlled trial that found no benefits from five years of oral vitamin D3 supplementation in people aged 60 and over (Diabetes Care doi:10.2337/dc21-2193).

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