According to a pilot study at Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing, Vitamin D supplements significantly lowered blood pressure and improved the moods of women who have Type 2 diabetes. It even helped the women drop a few pounds.
Sue Penckofer, lead author of the study and a professor in the Niehoff School of Nursing, stated, “Vitamin D supplementation potentially is an easy and cost-effective therapy, with minimal side effects.”
The women in the study were an average age of 55 years old, had diabetes an average of 8 years and showed insufficient blood levels of vitamin D (18 ng/ml). After six months, their moods improved significantly, their vitamin D blood levels reached sufficient levels (avg 38ng/mL) and their blood pressure also improved.
Read more about this study here.