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Weekly Wisdom – D for diabetes?

September 15, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

D for diabetes? Vitamin D may protect the pancreas from diabetes in people who are at high risk.

  • In one study, Vitamin D supplements improved beta cell performance…..the worse your beta cells perform the greater your odds of diabetes.

How to get more Vitamin D?

  • Aim for food sources of Vitamin D which include salmon, mackerel, tuna, and fortified milk & egg yolks
  • Consume ~ 600 IU per day

 

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