A new study out of Bridgeport, Connecticut by NewRx Vitamin D and its analogues may be helpful in slowing or stopping diabetic nephropathy.
Diabetic nephropathy is the kidney-related development diabetes, of both type 1 diabetes and type 2. Also known as diabetic kidney disease, approximately 40 percent of diabetics will develop kidney disease at some point. It is one of the most common causes of chronic kidney disease in the US and is associated with significant obesity and death.
The kidneys are a critical part of the human body. Serving as filters for the blood where toxins and waste are removes and then expelled from the body through urine. Those who suffer from chronic kidney disease have suffered damage to their kidneys and they are no longer able to process this blood.
If they can, it is at greatly reduced levels and not enough for a healthy life. If the kidneys are not able to process blood, the toxins and wastes build up in the blood. Damage to organs follows and eventually death.
Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is naturally created by the human body, but can also be consumed in supplements. It helps maintain healthy bones and teeth and might protect a person against
diseases such as cancer, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. It also supports the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system. And it helps lung and cardiovascular health.
For the study, several electronic databases, PubMed, Scopus, and Google scholar, were searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the use of vitamin D and its analogs were
studied. The analysis included 9 RCTs and suggested vitamin D was certainly a help, though it did not show any major change. If you’d like to learn more about diabetic nephropathy and how it effects the kidneys, take a look at some of our past articles and be sure to follow me on LinkedIn.