Effects of Glucan and Vitamin D Supplementation on Obesity and Lipid Metabolism in Diabetic Retinopathy
Martina Závorková1, Vaclav Vetvicka2, *, Josef Richter3, Vlastimil Kral3, Ivana Liehnova1, Dobiasova L. Rajnohova3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 36
Last Page: 45
Publisher Id: TOBIOCJ-12-36
Article History:Received Date: 23/11/2017
Revision Received Date: 19/03/2018
Acceptance Date: 22/03/2018
Electronic publication date: 30/03/2018
Collection year: 2018
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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease manifested by an increase of blood glucose.
To evaluate the effects of glucan and vitamin D supplementation in patients with diabetic retinopathy.
We evaluated the effects of 3-month supplementation with glucan and vitamin D in 54 patients with diabetic retinopathy. We measured levels of vitamin D, cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
The supplementation strongly decreased the cholesterol levels and improved the levels of HDL cholesterol. In addition, vitamin D levels were strongly improved, but still not at optimal values.
From our data, we concluded that glucan and vitamin D supplementation strongly influence lipid metabolism and have positive effects on human health.