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Vitamin D may help reduce diabetes risk

March 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new British study out Thursday finds children who take Vitamin D supplements are less likely to develop Type 1 diabetes later in life.The chance of developing Type 1 diabetes dropped by almost 30 percent in children who received extra doses of Vitamin D. Researchers also found that an increased and more regular dose translated to an even lower likelihood of developing the disease.

Type 1 diabetes is caused when the body destroys cells in the pancreas, which regulate insulin.

 

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