Using vitamin D in pre-diabetic teens

Researchers have trialled vitamin D supplements as a means of managing blood sugar in obese teenagers.

The study compared vitamin D supplements with a placebo and found that after six months, while their were no changes in weight or other health indicators, teens taking the supplement had lower insulin levels.

This suggests better blood sugar control and could reduce the likelihood of Type 2 diabetes.

Obese teens are often deficient in vitamin D as it is absorbed by fat tissue.

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