Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of incident diabetes in the Women's Health Initiative.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Diabetes care, Volume 31, Issue 4, p.701-7 (2008)


2008, Aged, Blood Glucose, Calcium, Dietary, Continental Population Groups, Diabetes Mellitus, Dietary Supplements, Ethnic Groups, Female, Humans, Insulin, Insulin Resistance, Middle Aged, Postmenopause, Public Health Sciences Division, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Reproducibility of Results, United States, Vitamin D, Women's Health


Experimental and epidemiologic studies suggest that calcium and vitamin D may reduce the risk of developing diabetes. We examined the effect of calcium plus vitamin D supplementation on the incidence of drug-treated diabetes in postmenopausal women.