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Vitamin D shown to help Prevent Diabetes

Some 60 million North Americans have metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) according to the Centers for Disease Control, which means that they are just a step or two away from becoming full fledge diabetics. The statistics are against all of us when it comes to blood sugar control, yet there is a simple solution to help reduce the risk.

Once again vitamin D comes to the rescue, according to the latest research reported in the journal, ‘Diabetes Care’. The findings are powerful… inadequate vitamin D blood levels increases the risk of metabolic syndrome by 52 percent!

So how much risk are you at?

The most recent study showed that 69 percent of all people were below their deficiency threshold of 50 for the specific blood test called 25-OH vitamin D.

The bottom line is that daily vitamin D supplements are needed by the vast majority of North Americans, so start supplementing now. Getting tested for vitamin D in your blood also helps increase your awareness and motivates you to supplement your diet.

Need even more motivation…?

Well besides helping to protect against pre-diabetes, vitamin D also helps protect the heart, control risk of autoimmune disease, it possesses cancer protective properties and has been shown to help with longevity.

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