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Tulane taking part in diabetes prevention study

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 4, 2013 at 2:04 am •  Published: November 4, 2013
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University School of Medicine says it is looking for volunteers to take part in a large-scale clinical trial to investigate if a vitamin D supplement helps prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes in some adults with higher-than-normal glucose levels.

Tulane's Dr. Vivian Fonseca says the university is one of 20 sites across the country to take part in the National Institutes of Health-funded study. About 2,500 participants are being recruited.

The Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes study will investigate whether vitamin D3 will prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes in adults aged 30 or older who have "pre-diabetes." Tulane says people with pre-diabetes have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes.

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