Vitamin D: emerging new roles in insulin sensitivity.

  title={Vitamin D: emerging new roles in insulin sensitivity.},
  author={Dorothy Teegarden and Shawn S. Donkin},
  journal={Nutrition research reviews},
  volume={22 1},
The growing incidence of prediabetes and clinical type 2 diabetes, in part characterised by insulin resistance, is a critical health problem with consequent devastating personal and health-care costs. Vitamin D status, assessed by serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels, is inversely associated with diabetes in epidemiological studies. Several clinical intervention studies also support that vitamin D, or its active metabolite 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), improves insulin sensitivity, even in… CONTINUE READING
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