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Case-control study: Low vitamin D levels found at onset of type 1 diabetes

Posted on: December 9, 2013   by  Jeff Nicklas

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Researchers recently found vitamin D levels to be significantly lower among children with type 1 diabetes compared to children with other diseases.

Type I diabetes (T1D) is a type of diabetes usually diagnosed in childhood. T1D is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys the body’s own insulin-producing beta cells. Unlike T2D, it is poorly understood how to prevent T1D.

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