Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Diabetes
Evidence That Links Vitamin D Deficiency To Type 2 Diabetes.
Is there any scientific evidence to link vitamin D deficiency to Type 2
diabetes? The answer is yes.
Numerous scientific studies have found vitamin D to be low in
patients with Type 2 diabetes.
An excellent study (11) was recently published in 2013 in
Diabetes Care, the official
journal of the American Diabetes Association. In this study, researchers
from Harvard Medical School
in Boston, USA, analyzed a total of 21
prospective studies to explore the relationship between vitamin D
deficiency and risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. There was a total of
76,220 participants and 4,996 individuals developed Type 2
diabetes. The risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
was reduced by 50% in individuals with the highest levels of 25
(OH) vitamin D as compared to the lowest levels. Each 4 ng/ml (equal to
10 nmol/L) increment in 25 (OH) vitamin D level was associated with a 4%
lower risk of developing Type 2
Excerpts from "Power
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