Scientists have yet to prove whether or not vitamin D can treat or slow type 2 diabetes. A new study of people who have recently received a diagnosis of diabetes or are at risk of developing it concludes that the vitamin may be beneficial.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), type 2 diabetes and prediabetes now affect more than 100 millionpeople in the United States.  Prediabetes describes a state wherein blood glucose levels are higher than normal, which increases the risk of developing diabetes.

 

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