Intake of vitamin D and risk of type 1 diabetes: a birth-cohort study

  title={Intake of vitamin D and risk of type 1 diabetes: a birth-cohort study},
  author={E. Hypp{\"o}nen and E. L{\"a}{\"a}r{\"a} and A. Reunanen and M. J{\"a}rvelin and S. Virtanen},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • E. Hyppönen, E. Läärä, +2 authors S. Virtanen
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Dietary vitamin D supplementation is associated with reduced risk of type 1 diabetes in animals. Our aim was to ascertain whether or not vitamin D supplementation or deficiency in infancy could affect development of type 1 diabetes. METHODS A birth-cohort study was done, in which all pregnant women (n=12055) in Oulu and Lapland, northern Finland, who were due to give birth in 1966 were enrolled. Data was collected in the first year of life about frequency and dose of vitamin D… CONTINUE READING
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