Everyone knows that milk is rich
In calcium for strong bones and fortified with vitamin D But now fortified milk has an added benefit according to a recent study at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Researchers may have found that the vitamin D in fortified milk can help prevent diabetes in people who are at risk of developing it.
In a study of over 2,000 people with prediabetes, the higher the amount of vitamin D in the blood, the lower the risk of developing diabetes. WebMD does not prove that this is a cause and effect scenario.
“But if confirmed, there are huge implications because vitamin D is easy and inexpensive,” Anastassios Pittas, MD, of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, tells WebMD.
In a preliminary study of over 2,000 people with prediabetes, the higher the amount of vitamin D in the blood, the lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. For those people who are lactose intolerant, never fear. Fortified milk is not the only source of vitamin D; cod liver, salmon and mackerel are also great sources.
Get some sun, not sunburn. Sunlight exposure helps humans produce vitamin D naturally. All the more reason to head to the beach this summer.