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dc.contributor.authorTai, K.en
dc.contributor.authorNeed, A.en
dc.contributor.authorHorowitz, M.en
dc.contributor.authorChapman, I.en
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationNutrition, 2008; 24(3):279-285en
dc.identifier.issn0899-9007en
dc.identifier.issn1873-1244en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/52275-
dc.description.abstractThis review examines available evidence of links between abnormalities of glucose and insulin metabolism and vitamin D deficiency. Possible mechanisms of action of vitamin D include stimulation of insulin secretion and effects on insulin sensitivity. Sun exposure usually implies greater outdoor physical activity, which in itself may have beneficial effects on insulin sensitivity, unrelated to serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations. The observed associations in humans among vitamin D, insulin, and glucose metabolism have not yet been confirmed by intervention studies and, hence, a causal association has not been established. Clinical trials are needed to determine whether vitamin D treatment of vitamin D-deficient individuals is able to prevent or treat diabetes mellitus.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityKamilia Tai, Allan G. Need, Michael Horowitz, and Ian M. Chapmanen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier Science Incen
dc.subjectGlucose tolerance; Insulin secretion; Vitamin D deficiency; Diabetesen
dc.titleVitamin D, glucose, insulin, and insulin sensitivityen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020080274en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.nut.2007.11.006en
dc.identifier.pubid43749-
pubs.library.collectionMedicine publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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