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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74 comments

Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Laura M.
Past Member 2 years ago

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.

Care member
Care member2 years ago

Thanks for the article

Azle B.
Azle B.3 years ago

Tay Sachs sufferers need more Vitamine D to prrevent rickets.

Roger M.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks.

MGreat Kanth
Past Member 3 years ago

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

Nils Lunde

interesting

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

Wonderful information.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for the information.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks for the info.