NIDDK Large Studies Committee reviews preliminary concept of D2d

In December of 2009, Dr. Pittas submits a pre-application to NIDDK proposing the study concept of D2d. The scientific justification of D2d and the preliminary study design go through multiple rigorous reviews by scientific committees within NIDDK, starting in...

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Observational study to examine the association between vitamin D status and future diabetes risk in adults with prediabetes is funded

Dr. Pittas and colleagues receive funding by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to assess the longitudinal association between vitamin D status...

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Observational study to examine the association between vitamin D status and future diabetes risk in women is funded

Dr. Pittas and colleagues receive funding by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to assess the longitudinal association between vitamin D status – assessed by blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin...

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Effect of combined Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation in non-diabetic adults is published

In a post-hoc analysis using data from a completed trial, vitamin D and calcium supplementation given over 3 years improved insulin resistance and fasting blood glucose in non-diabetic adults aged 65 who had impaired fasting glucose (IFG) at baseline...

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The CaDDM clinical trial is funded

Based on strong preliminary data generated by Dr. Pittas and colleagues, the Vitamin D and Calcium Homeostasis for Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes (CaDDM) study is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)...

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Idea is conceived

The idea that vitamin D is linked to risk of developing type 2 diabetes is conceived by Dr. Pittas. In 2002, Dr. Pittas enrolled in a Master’s degree program at the Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences....

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