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Effect of Two Different Doses of Vitamin D Supplementation on Clinical, Metabolic, and Hormonal Profiles of Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Insulin Resistance: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Anupama Bahadur, Ankita Yadav, Rajlaxmi Mundhra, Latika Chawla, Manisha Naithani, Jaya Chaturvedi

Keywords : Polycystic ovary syndrome, Randomized clinical trial, Vitamin D

Citation Information : Bahadur A, Yadav A, Mundhra R, Chawla L, Naithani M, Chaturvedi J. Effect of Two Different Doses of Vitamin D Supplementation on Clinical, Metabolic, and Hormonal Profiles of Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Insulin Resistance: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2022; 14 (3):307-312.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-2052

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Objective: The rationale for using vitamin D in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with insulin resistance women is based on the fact that it reduces insulin resistance. Materials and methods: This was a prospective, open-label, randomized controlled trial involving supplementation of Vitamin D in two different doses in insulin-resistant PCOS women to assess the effects on clinical, metabolic, and hormonal profiles. We recruited 72 women of PCOS aged 20–35 years with HOMA-IR >2.5, Vitamin D levels <20 ng/mL, and BMI <30 kg/m2. Selected patients were randomized in two groups: Patients in group I received tablet Metformin 500 mg twice a day orally along with tablet vitamin D3 1000 IU orally per day for 3 months. Patients in group II received Metformin 500 mg twice a day orally along with tablet vitamin D3 4000 IU orally per day for 3 months. Results: This study showed that vitamin D supplementation in dose of 4000 IU for 12 weeks to insulin-resistant women with PCOS had more beneficial effect on HOMA-IR, mFG score, global acne score, menstrual cycle regularity, BMI, LH levels, LH:FSH ratio, triglyceride levels, DHEAS levels, FBS, PPBS, fasting insulin, and postprandial insulin as compared to vitamin D supplementation in dose of 1000 IU daily for 3 months. Conclusion: As it was a single-center study, results cannot be extrapolated to population as a whole. Major strength was that it was a randomized controlled trial comparing efficacy of both upper and lower limits of vitamin D supplementation in two groups having similar baseline characteristics. However, absence of consensus pertaining to optimal dose of vitamin D warrants need of further intervention trials with larger sample size.

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