Vitamin D levels are inversely correlated with the risk for type 2 diabetes and this association may be partially mediated by subclinical inflammation

A study published in the journal Diabetes Care, involving 1,683 middle-aged and senior adults found an independent association between serum 25-OHD and incident type 2 diabetes.

After adjusting for soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1, interleukin-6, interferon-γ-inducible protein-10/CXCL10, and C-reactive protein the HRs were attenuated for the upper tertile of 25-OHD by 16-18%,” which suggested that these four markers of inflammation were considered potential mediating factors.

Indians facing an epidemic of both diabetes and vitamin D deficiency. Both may be related.

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