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Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2005 Jul-Aug;21(4):338-46.

The role of vitamin D in protecting type 1 diabetes mellitus.

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Vietnamese American Medical Research Foundation, Westminster, California 92683, USA. Lng2687765@aol.com

Abstract

The relationship between autoimmune diabetes or type 1 diabetes mellitus and vitamin D has been reported in the literature. Many factors, environmental and genetic, have been known, as risk factors, to cause both type 1 diabetes and vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D treatment has improved or prevented type 1 diabetes mellitus in animals and humans. Vitamin D also has been known to protect from autoimmune diseases in animal models. Therefore, it would be interesting to review the role of vitamin D in type 1 diabetes mellitus.

PMID:
15852446
DOI:
10.1002/dmrr.557
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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