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Tufts Receives $40 Million for Diabetes Study

The Boston Globe reports that Tufts Medical Center has received a $40 million grant to begin a study aimed to identify the role of Vitamin D in regulating and controlling diabetes. The article states that, “there’s reason to suspect vitamin D may have some beneficial effects in terms of how the body’s cells respond to the hormone insulin, which is responsible for regulating blood sugar.” The study will recruit 2,400 patients over the age of 30 from 20 different medical centers and will assign them either a 4,000 international unit dosage of vitamin D3 or a placebo. Recruitment for the study began on Monday, October 21st.

Read the article published by The Boston Globe.