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New RCT finds vitamin D may help women with gestational diabetes

Posted on: April 24, 2014   by  Jeff Nicklas

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A new study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that vitamin D supplementation may improve some aspects of metabolic function in women with gestational diabetes.

While research on vitamin D’s role in type 1 and type 2 diabetes is extensive, there hasn’t been much research on whether vitamin D plays a role in gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs in women during pregnancy. Results from a few observational studies suggest vitamin D plays a role in gestational diabetes, but randomized controlled trials in this area are lacking.

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