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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

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Researchers recruiting for new vitamin D-type 2 diabetes study

Researchers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and Cincinnati VA Medical Center in Ohio are conducting a new research study on vitamin D and type 2 diabetes. They want to see how vitamin D supplementation affects how the body processes glucose in type 2 diabetes (T2D).

Twenty-six million people suffer from T2D, while another 80 million are at risk. This makes it important for researchers to find out how to treat and manage the disease. Researchers are more and more interested in how vitamin D might be able to help out.

The researchers are currently recruiting for their study, called the DDM2 study, at both locations (Boston and Cincinnati). They are looking for participants between the ages of 25 and 75, currently have T2D, and are willing to take a supplement. Adults will receive either 4000 IU/day or a placebo pill each day. If participants want, they can take an additional 600-800 IU/day, the current IOM recommendation.

If you are interested in participating, please contact organizers for a brief interview. Here is contact information:


Phone: 617-636-2834

Email: DDM2@tuftsmedicalcenter.org


Clinical Research Center (CRC) Room 636 
Farnsworth Building, 6th Floor
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111


Phone: 513-475-6478

Email: MaryColleen.Rogge@va.gov


Veterans Affairs Medical Center
4th Floor South, Room A457f
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

For further information, visit http://www.vitamindfordiabetes.org/ddm2/

Updated 08/08/13. Reason: Previously had incorrect dose listed.

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One Response to Researchers recruiting for new vitamin D-type 2 diabetes study

  1. Rita and Misty says:

    “Adults will take 600 IU/day while seniors will take 800 IU/day.”


    Are they purposefully looking to discredit vitamin D?????????????