Does Low Vitamin D Increase Type 1 Diabetes Risk?

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-03-29 10:55:40 -0500
Started 2013-03-25 14:13:19 -0500

By: Everyday Health

Scientists are learning more about the connection between diabetes and vitamin D. Find out why vitamin D deficiency may be a risk factor for type 1 diabetes.

By Karen Appold
Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD

Numerous studies have found an association between low levels of vitamin D and increased risk for type 1 diabetes, but researchers are still exploring whether low vitamin D is actually a cause of the disease.

A recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that young adults who have sufficient levels of vitamin D…(read more)

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