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Bone Abstracts (2013) 1 PP116 | DOI: 10.1530/boneabs.1.PP116

ECTS2013 Poster Presentations Calciotropic and phosphotropic hormones and mineral metabolism (33 abstracts)

Effect of high doses of vitamin D on arterial properties, adiponectin, leptin, and glucose homeostasis in type 2 diabetic patients

Marina Shargorodsky

Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel.

Background and aims: Vitamin D supplementation has the potential to alleviate the cardiovascular damage in diabetic patients. The present study was designed to evaluate long term impact of high doses of vitamin D on arterial properties, glucose homeostasis, adiponectin and leptin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Methods and results: In randomized, placebo-controlled study 47 diabetic patients were assigned into two groups: Group 1 received oral daily supplementation with vitamin D at a dose of 1000 U/day. Group 2 received matching placebo capsules. Blood sampling for metabolic parameters, including fasting glucose, lipid profile, HbA1c, insulin, hs-CRP, 25 OH VitD, adiponectin, and leptin was performed at baseline and at the end of the study. Insulin resistance was assessed by homeostasis model assessment (HOMA-IR). Central aortic augmentation index (AI) was evaluated using SphygmoCor (version 7.1, AtCor Medical, Sydney, Australia).

The two groups were similar at baseline in terms of hemodynamic parameters. After 12 months, AI decreased significantly during the treatment period in patients received vitamin D (P<0.0001) and did not change in placebo group. Glucose homeostasis parameters, leptin as well as leptin adiponectin ratio did not change in both groups. 25 OH Vit D level significantly increased (P=0.022) and circulating adiponectin marginally increased (P=0.065) during 12-month treatment period in active treatment and did not change in placebo group.

Conclusions: High doses of vitamin D supplementation in diabetic patients was associated with significant decrease in AI during one year treatment. This beneficial vascular effect wasn’t associated with improvement in glucose homeostasis parameters.

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European Calcified Tissue Society Congress 2013

Lisbon, Portugal
18 May 2013 - 22 May 2013

European Calcified Tissue Society 

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