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Vitamin D may protect you from diabetes

 Vitamin D has many health benefits, but does it have an effect on diabetes? Find out now.


The results of a new study published in the scientific journal (Diabetes) found that children with the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, may have a reduced risk if they get adequate amounts of vitamin D.


Where the researchers responsible for the study noted that low levels of vitamin D led the immune system to fight insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, leading to type 1 diabetes.

The researchers reported that this study is the first of its kind that was able to link vitamin D levels to fighting the immune system of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

During the study, researchers targeted 8,979 children at risk of developing type 1 diabetes, and had their blood samples taken every 3-6 months, with the aim of checking vitamin D levels.

After analyzing the results, the researchers found that 376 children developed diabetes.

The researchers reported that higher levels of vitamin D in infancy and early childhood would significantly reduce the risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

The researchers emphasized that although the reasons for this relationship between vitamin D levels and type 1 diabetes were not explained, and it was not possible to reach these causes, the study constitutes a first step in this field.

The researchers commented that there is an urgent need to do more research and scientific experiments in this regard to reveal the various other aspects.


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