Correction of vitamin D deficiency in type 2 diabetic patients decreases total cholesterol. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Effects on lipid profile of supplementation with vitamin D in type 2 diabetic patients with vitamin D deficiency.
Ther Adv Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Dec ;6(6):245-248. PMID: 26623001
José Manuel Ramiro-Lozano
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies suggest that vitamin D status may have an influence on lipid profile.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied consecutive type 2 diabetic patients with vitamin D deficiency (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) lower than 20 ng/ml). They were treated with 16,000 IU of calcifediol orally once a week for a minimum of 8 weeks.
RESULTS: A total of 28 patients were treated for a mean time of 84.1 days (range 56-120 days). All patients achieved serum levels of 25(OH)D higher than 20 ng/ml. There was significant reduction in total cholesterol (172.1± 32.4 versus 164.4 ± 27.3 mg/dl, p = 0.04). There were nonsignificant reductions in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein (non-HDL) cholesterol and triglycerides. There was no change in HDL cholesterol.
CONCLUSIONS: Correction of vitamin D deficiency in type 2 diabetic patients decreases total cholesterol. Our results do not rule out reductions in LDL cholesterol, non-HDL cholesterol and triglycerides.