An Australian study looked at total of 6,537 individuals, and found that Vitamin D (which is actually is a hormone) deficiency was linked to an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
In the study, each 25 nmol/L increment in serum 25OHD was associated
with a 24% reduced risk of diabetes , which is quite impressive.
, which is quite impressive.
Claudia Gagnon, Zhong X. Lu, Dianna J. Magliano, PHD, David W. Dunstan, PHD, Jonathan E. Shaw, MD, Paul Z. Zimmet, MD, Ken Sikaris, MD, Narelle Grantham, PHD, Peter R. Ebeling, MD and Robin M. Daly, PHD. Results from a national, population-based prospective study (the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle study) Diabetes Care May 2011 vol. 34 no. 5 1133-1138
This article was written by Sarfraz Zaidi, MD, FACE. Dr. Zaidi specializes in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Dr. Zaidi is a former assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and Director of the Jamila Diabetes and Endocrine Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California.
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