Vitamin D deficiency, type 2 diabetes development lack causal relation

October 1, 2014 1:10 PM

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Vitamin D deficiency, type 2 diabetes development lack causal relation

The relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and type 2 diabetes does not appear to be causal, challenging prior observational evidence that increasing the vitamin could reduce disease risk, according to research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

The findings from a Mendelian randomization study, however, warrant further investigation to determine which underlying factors may increase 25-(OH)D concentration and decrease type 2 diabetes risk, according to researchers in the United Kingdom.

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