Vitamin/Hormone D Deficiency Linked to Type 2 Diabetes



An Australian study looked at total of 6,537 individuals and found that Vitamin D deficiency was linked to increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.


In the study, each 25 nmol/L increment in serum 25OHD was associated with a 24% reduced risk of diabetes, which is quite impressive.

Viatmin D is actually a hormone.

Learn more about vitamin/hormone D





Claudia Gagnon, Zhong X. Lu, Dianna J. Magliano, PHD, David W. Dunstan, PHD, Jonathan E. Shaw, MD, Paul Z. Zimmet, MD, Ken Sikaris, MD, Narelle Grantham, PHD, Peter R. Ebeling, MD and Robin M. Daly, PHD.Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, Calcium Intake, and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes After 5 Years

Results from a national, population-based prospective study (the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle study) Diabetes Carevol. 34 no. 5 1133-1138








This article was written by Sarfraz Zaidi, MD, FACE. Dr. Zaidi specializes in Diabetes, photoEndocrinology and Metabolism.



Dr. Zaidi is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Currently he is Medical Director of the Jamila Diabetes and Endocrine Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California.



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