Sunday, April 15, 2007
Majority of Diabetics Neglect Vitamin D
A troubling European diabetes study indicates that the vast majority of diabetics are neglecting one of the essential nutrients for achieving lasting health. According to research conducted in Italy and published in the journal Diabetes Care, approximately 61% of people with type 2 diabetes suffer from chronic vitamin D deficiency. The findings are particularly troubling given past research showing that low levels of vitamin D can be a risk factor for heart disease. Researchers also estimated that nearly one third of diabetics are at high risk of developing heart disease, partially as a result of inadequate vitamin D intake. The study's authors concluded by urging regular and extensive vitamin D deficiency screening of all type 2 diabetics
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- Glen Edward Mitchell
- Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
- Is the Founder of Fitness Builders 4 Life,the WorkOut GEM,G350,G180, G90, Eat 4 Life, Clean, Lean & Mean & Ask Glen. The mission of the Fitness Builders is to provide the community with health education and to empower people to change unhealthy lifestyles thereby increasing life expectancy. By educating the community on healthier lifestyle practices it is the intent of Fitness Builders to reduce the ravages of obesity, heart disease, cancer and other lifestyle or self inflicted diseases. Glen is also a AMA Certified Nutrition Specialist and a ACE, ACSM, NASM Certified Personal Trainer has 30+ years in Sports, Exercise Science and Nutritional Food Management, Learning and Mentoring Men and Women on a more Mental & Physical Healthy Life Style consisting of a low fat, low salt, Low carbohydrate, high protein, organic nutrition which also includes moderate exercise and mental awareness. Stay Informed, Live long and be Mentally and Physically Healthy! Any questions? Ask Glen!