For years, doctors have warned that sunshine vitamin – vitamin D – is no good for diabetes sufferers. Now it appears, they’re changing their tune.
Scientists believe vitamin D could help prevent Type II diabetes
While still its four-year trial, researchers will “track 2,500 people age 30 or older who have pre-diabetes – a precursor to diabetes where blood glucose levels are higher than normal,” explains express.co.uk.
They’ll give each participant a daily dose of vitamin D that’s five times higher than recommended daily amount.
The reason they’re trying it?
Because recently research “linked low vitamin D levels to insulin resistance and diabetes. [And they believe] overcoming insulin resistance, in particular, could be a way to head off type 2 diabetes before it sets in,” adds Diabetes Forecast.
If successful, this study could give pre-diabetics a safe, inexpensive treatment to reverse their symptoms before it turns into full-blown diabetes.
While we wait for the outcome of the trial, you can use this assumption to your advantage.
Beat diabetes by eating more salmon and spending 20 minutes in the sun every day. That what, you can ensure your body gets optimum vitamin D exposure!