The scientists investigated blood levels of vitamin D and compared them to risk of developing type 2 diabetes over a 5-year follow-up period. It was found that adults with low levels of vitamin D had a 57% higher risk of developing the disease.
The scientists note that those with existing type 2 diabetes should be screened for low vitamin D levels in order to boost blood glucose control. They note that low vitamin D levels increase inflammation – a harmful process that makes blood sugar harder to manage.
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