Diabetes Tied to ‘D’ Deficiency, Regardless of Weight

Diabetes Tied to 'D' DeficiencyVitamin D deficiency is more closely related to developing type 2 diabetes than obesity, which is most commonly perceived to be associated with the disease, according to new research published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Obese participants without diabetes had higher vitamin D levels than those with diabetes, while lean people with diabetes were more likely to have low vitamin D levels than those without diabetes. Overall, the research showed that vitamin D levels more closely correlated to blood sugar levels than body mass index, a measure of body fat.

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“Our findings indicate that Vitamin D is associated more closely with glucose metabolism than obesity,” says co-author Manuel Macias-Gonzales. “This study suggests that Vitamin D deficiency and obesity interact synergistically to heighten the risk of diabetes and other metabolic disorders. The average person may be able to reduce their risk by maintaining a healthy diet and getting enough outdoor activity.”

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Or, as coverage from Medical Daily puts it, “One easy step, then, to help you avoid a diabetes diagnosis is getting some sunshine.”

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From SmartTan.com : February 27th, 2015

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