Vitamin D can help to fight diabetes – Study

A study has found that Vitamin D can help to fight diabetes

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A new research has suggested that people who have high levels of Vitamin D have a significantly reduced risk to diabetes. The researchers at the Seoul National University have suggested that the adults must have at least 30ng of vitamin D per millimeter of blood. The figure is 10ng/ml higher than what is recommended by the institute of medicine.

Dr. Seu Park, the lead author of the study said, “We found that participants with blood levels of [vitamin D] that were above 30 ng/ml had one-third of the risk of diabetes and those with levels above 50 ng/ml had one-fifth of the risk of developing diabetes.” The study has found that 77 percent of the adults in the US suffer from deficiency of Vitamin D which is double the figure found in 1980. Some of the earlier researches had suggested that Vitamin D helped to strengthen the immune system of people.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that occurs when the body cells that produce insulin are attacked. Moreover type 2 diabetes is related to the lifestyle factors like carrying too much of weight. The story had involved the analysis of 903 healthy adults with an average of 74 between 1997 and 1999. The participants of the story were followed till 2009. During the regular visits, the glucose levels and vitamin D levels were measured. The vitamin D levels of the participants were accessed in an earlier study held between 1977 and 1979. It was found that vitamin D is an inexpensive solution to drugs.

It was also discovered that the supplements from sunshine repaired and prevented the damage to the heart caused by diabetes and high blood pressure. The reason was that Vitamin D stimulates the production of nitric acid which helps in regulating the blood flow and prevents the formation of clots. The vitamin also reduces the internal stress in the cardiovascular system and can avoid heart related issues and accidents.

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