Recall this article about the supplement D3:
"Vitamin D has potential to combat Type 2 diabetes"
Part of the article:
"Vitamin D has in studies found to be associated with a reduced risk of a range of conditions including several forms of cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and ?auto-immune? diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. There has, in recent years, been some interest in the role that vitamin D might play in obesity and associated problems such as metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.
Awhile back one of my blog posts featured some research in which women with insulin resistance were treated with vitamin D (4,000 IU) a day for six months. Insulin resistance is a state where insulin?s effects in the body are somewhat ?numbed?, and can lead to elevated blood sugar levels (as well as other biochemical abnormalities) and may progress to Type 2 diabetes in time. In this study, compared to placebo, the vitamin D improved their insulin sensitivity, signifying likely relative protection from Type 2 diabetes...."