Navigation Links
Sunlight, Vitamin D May Cut Kids' Diabetes Risk
Date:6/5/2008

Type 1 disease less prevalent in populations living nearer equator, study finds

THURSDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Adequate sun exposure and vitamin D levels may play an important role in helping to prevent type 1 diabetes in children, a new study suggests.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, analyzed type 1 diabetes incidence rates and found that populations living at or near the equator -- where there is abundant sunshine -- have lower rates of the disease than populations at higher latitudes, where there is less sunlight.

Sunlight exposure causes the skin to produce vitamin D, which is also available through food and supplements.

"This is the first study, to our knowledge, to show that higher serum levels of vitamin D are associated with reduced incidence rates of type 1 diabetes worldwide," Cedric F. Garland, professor of family and preventive medicine, said in a prepared statement.

"The research suggests that childhood type 1 diabetes may be preventable with a modest intake of vitamin D3 (1,000 IU/day), ideally with five to 10 minutes of sunlight around noontime, when good weather allows," Garland said.

"Infants less than a year old should not be given more than 400 IU per day without consulting a doctor. Hats and dark glasses are a good idea to wear when in the sun at any age, and can be used if the child will tolerate them," he advised.

The study was published online Thursday in the journal Diabetologia.

Garland and his colleagues called for public health action to reduce widespread vitamin D inadequacy in U.S. children.

"This study presents strong epidemiological evidence to suggest that we may be able to prevent new cases of type 1 diabetes. By preventing this disease, we would prevent its many devastating consequences," Garland said.

Type 1 diabetes is the second most common chronic childhood disease, behind asthma.
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study shines more light on benefit of vitamin D in fighting cancer
2. Vitamin Es lack of heart benefit linked to dosage
3. Fat transforms vitamin C from good cop into bad cop
4. Vitamin C Plus Fat Might Spur Cancer
5. How vitamin C stops the big C
6. Vitamin D Supplements May Lengthen Life
7. Joint Juice Launches New Ready-to-Drink Glucosamine & Vitamin-Enhanced Dietary Supplement Water Nationwide
8. Vitamin Relief Brings Needed Nutrition to School District Resurrecting After Katrina
9. Excessive Multivitamin Use May Raise Risk for Prostate Cancer, from Harvard Mens Health Watch
10. As Winter Approaches, Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency Increases
11. Vitamin D Wont Help Prevent Most Cancers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... According to WFTV on ... the lead among heroin toxicity cases. According to recent statistic Orlando suffers at least ... known as a hub of heroin, and law enforcement officials are struggling to keep ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) (“the Company”) today ... time and depending on market conditions, to repurchase shares of its outstanding common ... made in open market or privately negotiated transactions in compliance with Securities and ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... , ... Every summer, the public is reminded to leave the Fourth of ... their own neighborhoods. Unfortunately, according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Consumer ... " Eye Injuries Caused by Fireworks Doubled in Last 3 Years ," the number ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... July 28, 2015 , ... ... Water line has won the 2015 NCW Eco-Excellence Award for the Nutrition Beverage ... and pet lifestyle industries and elevate companies that stand out for their social ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... Maryland Brain & Spine has adopted a new ... more service offerings, updated treatment techniques, and additional state-of-the art online resources for patients. ... invasive surgical treatment of brain and spine conditions. , “Adding the word ‘pain’ ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Heroin Overdose Deaths Increase by 270 Percent, Orlando Takes the Lead 2Health News:Heroin Overdose Deaths Increase by 270 Percent, Orlando Takes the Lead 3Health News:Safeguard Scientifics Board of Directors Authorizes up to $25 Million Share Repurchase Program 2Health News:Safeguard Scientifics Board of Directors Authorizes up to $25 Million Share Repurchase Program 3Health News:Carlsbad Ophthalmologist Discusses Doubling of Fireworks Eye Injuries in Three Year Span 2Health News:Carlsbad Ophthalmologist Discusses Doubling of Fireworks Eye Injuries in Three Year Span 3Health News:Coco Libre Wins 2015 NCW Eco-Excellence Award 2Health News:Maryland Brain & Spine Announces New Specialty, New Name 2Health News:Maryland Brain & Spine Announces New Specialty, New Name 3Health News:Maryland Brain & Spine Announces New Specialty, New Name 4
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Since ... questioned the safety of medical procedures used to terminate pregnancy. ... abortion is safer than carrying a baby to term. ... delivery is 8.8 deaths per 100,000, while the risk of ...
... world media, researchers, academics including several from Simon Fraser ... the Vancouver Convention Centre Feb. 16-20. , Simon Fraser University,s ... of a bell announcing the 2012 AAAS (American Association ... Aquarium yesterday. , "The AAAS conference is a must for ...
... MRI helps surgeons make more informed decisions about nerve-sparing ... new study published online in the journal Radiology ... most common cancer diagnosed in American men, according to ... prostatectomy, or removal of the prostate, is a common ...
... Jan. 24, 2012) For men diagnosed ... drug dutasteride ("Avodart") delays disease progression and initiating active ... a three-year international clinical trial led by Dr. Neil ... Network (UHN). The findings are published online ...
... Wakeling is adding to the arsenal of increasingly sophisticated ... viewing muscle activation details that have never been seen ... movement in people and animals, Wakeling has developed a ... proprietary data-processing software to scan and capture 3D maps ...
... By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Jan. ... be bad for you, a new study finds that parts of ... with others. It,s not clear how this effect of stress ... system -- which cause inflammation in the body -- have been ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Abortion Safer for Women Than Childbirth, Study Claims 2Health News:Abortion Safer for Women Than Childbirth, Study Claims 3Health News:SFU hits hot buttons at 2012 AAAS conference 2Health News:SFU hits hot buttons at 2012 AAAS conference 3Health News:Preoperative MRI may reduce risk of nerve damage in prostate cancer surgeries 2Health News:Prostate cancer study proves drug delays disease progression 2Health News:Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System 2Health News:Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System 3
(Date:7/28/2015)... , July 20, 2015 ... addition of the "Global Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Therapeutics ... The global PTSD therapeutics market to grow at a ... This report covers the present scenario and the growth ... period 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... July 28, 2015 According to a ... Type (Device, Formulation), Therapeutic (Hormonal, Oncology), Usage Pattern (Curative Care, ... - Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the European Injectable ... 2020 from $114.7 Billion in 2015, growing at a CAGR ... 230 market data T ables ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... SEATTLE , July 28, 2015 CTI ... it plans to report its second quarter 2015 financial ... of the U.S. financial markets. Following the announcement, members ... call to discuss the results and provide a general ... Access to the event can be obtained as follows: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Therapeutics Market 2015-2019 - Growing Number of Accidents and Violence Worldwide Drives the Market 2European Injectable Drug Delivery Market Worth $207.3 Billion by 2020 2European Injectable Drug Delivery Market Worth $207.3 Billion by 2020 3European Injectable Drug Delivery Market Worth $207.3 Billion by 2020 4CTI BioPharma to Report Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results on August 6, 2015 2
... Model of Diabetes with Haptoglobin 2-2 Genotype Show, ... Transport, MONTVALE, N.J., March 31 Synvista,Therapeutics, ... a study of diabetic mice,with the Haptoglobin 2-2 ... Haptoglobin (Hp)-Hemoglobin (Hb) complex may result in a ...
... is now enrolling ... patients, ... announced today the start of a Phase III clinical trial,studying LY450139, an ... LY450139 is being tested,to see if it can slow the progression associated ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Synvista Therapeutics Presents New Preclinical Data Demonstrating the Value of Haptoglobin Genotype Testing In Diabetes at ACC Scientific Sessions 2Synvista Therapeutics Presents New Preclinical Data Demonstrating the Value of Haptoglobin Genotype Testing In Diabetes at ACC Scientific Sessions 3Synvista Therapeutics Presents New Preclinical Data Demonstrating the Value of Haptoglobin Genotype Testing In Diabetes at ACC Scientific Sessions 4Lilly Launches Its First Phase III Trial for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease 2Lilly Launches Its First Phase III Trial for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease 3Lilly Launches Its First Phase III Trial for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease 4Lilly Launches Its First Phase III Trial for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease 5Lilly Launches Its First Phase III Trial for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease 6
... Intelli-Storeroom™ was developed to create physically secured ... and exits are converted to RFID portals. ... readers and antennas by VerdaSee's Field Engineering ... to assets that are to be tracked. ...
... Mobile Aspects provides hospitals ... products to track all their ... Our RFID systems remove all ... items and people accurately. iRIS, ...
The WatchMate LC model is a cost-effective solution for monitoring a single exit, and provides local notification of an alarm....
... AgileTrac Surgical Services is a Web-based ... to track, manage, and measure patient flow ... process, from admission to discharge. AgileTrac collects ... of care delays your patient might experience. ...
Medicine Products: