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A UK research's preliminary findings indicate that lack of Vitamin D may increase risk of diabetes. This could explain why dark skinned and Asian people are more prone to diabetes - dark skinned people less able to make their own Vitamin D. Three studies showed that children and breast feeding mothers receiving Vitamin D supplements were 60% less likely to develop type 1 diabetes.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Onlypunjab
About: Vitamin D deficiency increases diabetes risk
Date: 15 October 2004
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