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Vitamin D and Inflammatory Markers of Cardiovascular Disease in African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes

2014-08-27 03:12:35 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Recent clinical trials in non diabetics showed that vitamin D supplementation markedly reduced serum levels of CRP, interleukin-6, and tissue matrix metallo-proteinases. Our study objective is to evaluate if administration of vitamin D in African Americans with hypovitaminosis D and DM Type 2 decreases serum levels of inflammatory / thrombotic markers such as CRP: Highly Sensitive C Reactive Protein.

Description

Other questions in our study: In diabetic African American patients,

1. Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency?

2. Correlation/relationship between vitamin D levels, Calcium level, PTH and Inflammatory markers

Setting: All visits will take place at the Fantus Diabetes Clinic.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Vitamin D Deficiency

Intervention

Ergocalciferol

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

John H. Stroger Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:35-0400

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A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN E in the diet, characterized by posterior column and spinocerebellar tract abnormalities, areflexia, ophthalmoplegia, and disturbances of gait, proprioception, and vibration. In premature infants vitamin E deficiency is associated with hemolytic anemia, thrombocytosis, edema, intraventricular hemorrhage, and increasing risk of retrolental fibroplasia and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. An apparent inborn error of vitamin E metabolism, named familial isolated vitamin E deficiency, has recently been identified. (Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1181)

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