Vitamin D Intake and Risk of Type 1 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

  title={Vitamin D Intake and Risk of Type 1 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies},
  author={Jia-Yi Dong and Weiguo Zhang and Jiong Chen and Zeng-li Zhang and Shu-Fen Han and Li-Qiang Qin},
Vitamin D is suggested to have protective effects against type 1 diabetes. However, the results from observational studies have been inconsistent. We aimed to examine their association by conducting a meta-analysis of observational studies. Multiple databases were searched in June 2013 to identify relevant studies including both case-control and cohort studies. Either a fixed- or random-effects model was used to calculate the pooled risk estimate. We identified eight studies (two cohort studies… CONTINUE READING
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