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Vitamin D Screening in Diabetics

[23 Jan 2011 | No Comments | 15 views | Author: Brad Chase]
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Guest Post Courtesy of the Progressive Health Blog

Vitamin D is a steroid nutrient that is involved in calcium metabolism. Children deficiency Vitamin D can grow weak bones prone to breakage. Adults who are deficient in Vitamin D can suffer from mineral loss in the larger bones, making them more prone to fractures and breakage when elderly. As well, osteoporosis can develop in those deficient in Vitamin D. An Italian study published in the March issue of Diabetes Care measured vitamin D levels in over 900 adults with diabetes and matched controls. They found that 61% of those in the Diabetes group had low vitamin D levels, while only 43% of the participants in the control group had low levels of Vitamin D. Several factors were found to increase the likelihood of Vitamin D deficiency in the diabetic group.

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