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The Relationship Between Vitamin D and Insulin Resistance

Vitamin D and Diabetes

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  • Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that influences virtually every cell in your body. Low levels are linked to poor bone health, as well as heart, brain, immune and metabolic dysfunction
  • Animal studies have shown vitamin D is a foundational factor necessary for normal insulin secretion, and that vitamin D improves insulin sensitivity
  • Atypical antipsychotics such as quetiapine, a bipolar medication, can increase your risk of hyperglycemia and diabetes. Research suggests vitamin D3 may counteract these effects

By Dr. Mercola

Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that influences virtually every cell in your body, which is why maintaining a healthy level is so important. Low vitamin D levels are widely known to harm your bones, leading them to become thin, brittle, soft or misshapen.


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