Can vitamin D supplements improve heart health in diabetes patients
A research team at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking African Americans with type 2 diabetes to participate in a study. Researchers are trying to determine if increased vitamin D can reduce heart disease, the leading cause of illness and death in people with type 2 diabetes. Both diseases have been linked to low levels of vitamin D. About 98 percent of blacks are vitamin D deficient, most likely due to lower dairy intake and darker skin, which blocks vitamin D production from sunlight. Participants must be between 45 and 80 years old.