TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM, vol.16, no.4, pp.89-94, 2012 (ESCI)
Article / Review
TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM
Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
Vitamin D, diabetes mellitus, type 1, type 2, immune system, calcium, RECEPTOR GENE POLYMORPHISMS, COD-LIVER OIL, 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D CONCENTRATIONS, BONE-MINERAL DENSITY, D-BINDING PROTEIN, INSULIN SENSITIVITY, D SUPPLEMENTATION, D DEFICIENCY, GLUCOSE-TOLERANCE, CALCIUM INTAKE
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Recent epidemiological data have established a link between vitamin D deficiency and type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Experimental evidence also supported the idea that vitamin D may play a role in the pathogenesis of DM. Additionally, it has been reported that vitamin D supplementation may decrease the risk of developing DM in long term period. The protective effects of vitamin D are mediated through the immune system and calcium metabolism. Vitamin D may also have a direct effect on pancreatic beta cells.