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Researchers have found a correlation between high blood levels of vitamin D and a reduced risk of diabetes in non-Hispanic whites and Mexican Americans. This correlation was not found in blacks. This could explain why blacks tend to have a higher prevalence of diabetes says a researcher form the University of Auckland in New Zealand. The study involved 6228 subjects and found that those with the highest level of vitamin D had only a quarter of the risk of developing diabetes relative to those with the lowest levels. It is unknown why this correlation is not present in blacks.
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About: Vitamin D level is linked to incidence of diabetes in white people but not in blacks
Date: 3 December 2004
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