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Vitamin D Levels May Predict Diabetes

Vitamin D Levels May Predict Diabetes

Researchers followed almost 500 obese and non-overweight children to determine the factors that are involved with diabetes in later years. They found a surprising connection between low vitamin D levels and insulin resistance and an increased likelihood of experiencing type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependant diabetes).

Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Micah Olson, MD, and colleagues reported the news that vitamin D levels also seemed to be lower in children suffering from obesity compared to thin children.

The researchers indicated that obese children would need an additional 600 to 1200 IU daily to make up the difference in vitamin D levels found in the study. Be sure to consult a qualified nutritionist before starting a child on vitamin D.

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10:11AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

1:20PM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

Hmmm, it seems logical, if you think about it. People who are out, running around in the sunlight, will probably get more excersize and therefore have a lower likelihood of diabetes.

2:06AM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Thanks for the article

6:33AM PST on Feb 4, 2013

Tay Sachs sufferers need more Vitamine D to prrevent rickets.

10:46PM PST on Jan 8, 2013


8:00AM PST on Nov 12, 2012

Milk products,sunlight is the best Vitamin D i have ever Known

1:25AM PDT on Oct 27, 2012


12:13AM PDT on Oct 27, 2012

Wonderful information.

12:49AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Thanks for the information.

6:31PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

Thanks for the info.

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