Vitamin D 'cuts risk of diabetes'

Giving young children vitamin D supplements may reduce their risk of developing type 1 diabetes later in life, research suggests.

Children who took supplements were around 30% less likely to develop the condition than those who did not.

Type 1 diabetes results from the immune system destruction of pancreatic cells which produce the hormone insulin.

The study, by St Mary's Hospital for Women and Children, Manchester, appears in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Source - BBC News

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