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Vitamin D helps prevent Type II Diabetes

SAN DIEGO - A new study conducted at University of San Diego School of Medicine and Seoul National University in Korea suggests that vitamin D is essential in preventing diabetes.

This study had 903 subjects with the average age being 74. The subjects were studied over a 10-year period and found that people with 25(OH)D blood levels lower than 30 nanograms per millimeter were 5 times more likely to develop type II diabetes than people with 50 nanograms per millimeter.

According to Professor Garland:

to reach a 25(OH)D blood level of 30 nanograms per millimeter, people would have to take around 3,000 to 5,000 international units of Vitamin D every day. Sun exposure amounting to some 10-15 minutes everyday at around noon could lessen this amount".

We obtain vitamin D from a few different sources such as, natural foods, some fortified foods, dietary supplements and exposure to the sun. Once in our bodies the liver helps change Vitamin D into an active form we can use.
Vitamin D is very important in calcium absorption, cell growth, muscle function, fighting infection, and inflammation.
If you are interested in preventing diabetes, then getting your daily dose of Vitamin D is essential. Go take a walk out in the sun and get off the computer!

Have a healthy day,
Marah Lieberman