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Can Vitamin D deficiency increase risk of diabetes?

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Human body needs to maintain adequate levels of Vitamin D for the prevention and alleviation of chronic diseases. People having Vitamin D deficiency are at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and metabolic syndrome (characterized by high blood sugar, excess body fat, high blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol levels), as per Endocrine Society’s 2012 scientific statement on Vitamin D.

Apart from Type 2 diabetes, the deficiency of Vitamin D also causes other serious conditions such as cancer, heart disease, depression and multiple sclerosis. A healthy Vitamin D-rich diet and by spending more time outdoors in the sunlight can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

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