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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz View Post
    I also just discovered a link between low levels of Vitamin D and DIABETES ! ! !
    Did you now?

    Funny, I thought it was these guys:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11705562
    Intake of vitamin D and risk of type 1 diabetes: a birth-cohort study.

    Hyppönen E, Läärä E, Reunanen A, Järvelin MR, Virtanen SM.
    Department of Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, WC1N 1EH, London, UK. e.hypponen@ich.ucl.ac.uk
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    BACKGROUND: Dietary vitamin D supplementation is associated with reduced risk of type 1 diabetes in animals. Our aim was to ascertain whether or not vitamin D supplementation or deficiency in infancy could affect development of type 1 diabetes.


    METHODS: A birth-cohort study was done, in which all pregnant women (n=12055) in Oulu and Lapland, northern Finland, who were due to give birth in 1966 were enrolled. Data was collected in the first year of life about frequency and dose of vitamin D supplementation and presence of suspected rickets. Our primary outcome measure was diagnosis of type 1 diabetes by end of December, 1997.
    FINDINGS: 12058 of 12231 represented live births, and 10821 (91% of those alive) children were followed-up at age 1 year. Of the 10366 children included in analyses, 81 were diagnosed with diabetes during the study. Vitamin D supplementation was associated with a decreased frequency of type 1 diabetes when adjusted for neonatal, anthropometric, and social characteristics (rate ratio [RR] for regular vs no supplementation 0.12, 95% CI 0.03-0.51, and irregular vs no supplementation 0.16, 0.04-0.74. Children who regularly took the recommended dose of vitamin D (2000 IU daily) had a RR of 0.22 (0.05-0.89) compared with those who regularly received less than the recommended amount. Children suspected of having rickets during the first year of life had a RR of 3.0 (1.0-9.0) compared with those without such a suspicion.


    INTERPRETATION: Dietary vitamin D supplementation is associated with reduced risk of type 1 diabetes. Ensuring adequate vitamin D supplementation for infants could help to reverse the increasing trend in the incidence of type 1 diabetes.




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    Yeah the need for lots and lots of it is more evident now.400IUs? Wtf were they thinking? Carlson has a new version with 4000IU per cap that I'm using. It's kind of funny to see all of the 400 and 1000 ones in the store.
    Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stabby View Post
    It's kind of funny to see all of the 400 and 1000 ones in the store.
    Times are a' changin' though. Locally, I can now get up to 10,000 IU caps.

    Still love my Nature's Answer D3 drops though.



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    This is interesting to me because I've been supplementing with D3 (Carlson's) for about a year. All last winter, I never had a cold, not even the sniffles, and I used to have at least 2 each winter.

    Last week, a woman I tutor (Literacy Volunteers) showed up with a terrible head cold. Not only did we work together in close proximity for over an hour, but I inadventently used the same pencil during our session. The next afternoon, I found myself sneezing and feeling congested with a slight cough. I though "Uh, oh, I've picked up her cold." But that was the extent of my 'symptoms.' I was a little tired that day, but I've been just find ever since.

    I hope it's the D!

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    I'd say it is. I put a member of my family on D3, and they've gone from a cold every other month to no cold symptoms at all for over a year.

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