Vitamin D Deficiency plus Diabetics Can be Fatal

Friday, November 19, 2010

Vitamin D Deficiency plus Diabetics Can be Fatal

If you have diabetes so be careful to also deficient in vitamin D. Recent research shows that people with diabetes with lower levels of vitamin D will have a higher risk of death compared to diabetics with higher vitamin D levels.

So the importance of vitamin D in our bodies so that deficiencies can aggravate existing disease. Researchers at the Steno Diabetes Center in Gentofte said that the limit levels of vitamin D in the body that is less than 13.9 nmol / L (5.6 ng / mL) would have a risk two times higher risk of developing heart disease and risk of death compared with the levels vitamin D above 13.9 nmol / L.

The results of a study published in the American Diabetes Association journal Diabetes Care suggest that almost the majority of study participants had levels of vitamin D is very low under the standards of Vitamin D Council between 125-200 nmol / L (50-80 ng / mL). Vitamin D Council recommends 20 to 30 minutes of basking in summer sun to be able to produce about 10,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D in white skin.