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Hypovitaminosis D is associated with insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction.
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Baseline Serum 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Is Predictive of Future Glycemic Status and Insulin Resistance
OBJECTIVE—Accumulating epidemiological evidence suggests that hypovitaminosis D may be associated with type 2 diabetes and related metabolic risks. However, prospective data using the biomarker serumExpand
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Metabolic effects of the consumption of Areca catechu
Abstract Betel nut (Areca catechu) is chewed regularly by at least 10% of the world population, imported by immigrant users wherever they settle, and is the fourth most widely used addictiveExpand
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Vitamin D insufficiency is common in Indian mothers but is not associated with gestational diabetes or variation in newborn size
Background/Objectives: Vitamin D is required for bone growth and normal insulin secretion. Maternal hypovitaminosis D may impair fetal growth and increase the risk of gestational diabetes. We haveExpand
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The urgent need to recommend an intake of vitamin D that is effective.
This editorial makes the point that there is now strong evidence that increasing vitamin D intake will lower risk of falling and lower fracture risk in older men and women. There is also strongExpand
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Vitamin A supplementation for extremely low-birth-weight infants
  • B. Boucher
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 1999
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Glucose intolerance and impairment of insulin secretion in relation to vitamin D deficiency in East London Asians
SummaryVitamin D deficiency reduces insulin secretion and still occurs in East London Asians in whom the prevalence of diabetes mellitus is at least four times that of Caucasians. Vitamin D statusExpand
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Maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy and body composition and cardiovascular risk markers in Indian children: the Mysore Parthenon Study.
BACKGROUND Metabolic consequences of vitamin D deficiency have become a recent research focus. Maternal vitamin D status is thought to influence musculoskeletal health in children, but its relationExpand
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25-Hydroxyvitamin D, IGF-1, and Metabolic Syndrome at 45 Years of Age
OBJECTIVE—Hypovitaminosis D and reduced IGF-1 are associated, individually, with metabolic syndrome. Physiological interactions between vitamin D and IGF-1 are reported; this is the first study toExpand
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Circulating MMP9, vitamin D and variation in the TIMP-1 response with VDR genotype: mechanisms for inflammatory damage in chronic disorders?
BACKGROUND Vitamin-D deficiency and vitamin-D receptor genotype (VDR) are risk factors for several disorders with inflammatory components, including coronary heart disease (CHD) and diabetes, thoughExpand
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