The sun will soon become the BFF of Type 2 Diabetes. Thanks to a 2012 Turkish study, the correlation between obesity, vitamin D levels, and Type 2 diabetes has been determined. The study revealed that type 2 diabetics, primarily those with higher BMI levels, also suffer from vitamin D deficiency. T association comes because of lifestyle habits. Type 2 diabetics often consume less vitamin D- rich foods, engage in less or no outdoor activities, and develop kidney issues resulting in poor vitamin D processing. These lifestyle habits create more fat in the body and fat stores, rather that shares vitamin D. This research strongly supports the viability of daytime outdoor activity serving as a treatment option for Type 2 diabetics. Let’s make better friends with ‘Mr. Sun’ and see for ourselves what he has to offer. For more information, read the entire study.
Relation of obesity with serum 25 hydroxy vitamin D3 levels in type 2 diabetic patients Ahmet Cimbek, Gül Gürsoy,1 Nazli Gülsoy Kirnap, Yaşar Acar, Zuhal Kiliç, Fatih Güngör, and Işil Özaşik Department of Internal Medicine, Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kafkas, Kars, Turkey – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703162/