A study has found that high levels of vitamin D are linked to lower cholesterol levels in children.
According to the study conducted by the University of Eastern Finland, children whose serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were more than 80 nmol / had lower levels of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) plasma compared to children whose serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were less than 50 nmol / l
25-hydroxyvitamin D is the main circulating form of vitamin D. The researchers found that the connection between higher levels of serum vitamin D and levels Lower plasma cholesterol was not related to body fat, dietary factors, physical activity, parent education and length of the day before blood sampling.
These findings give importance to instructions that vary from country to country, with respect to vitamin D intake. The findings were reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Another study found that children who received higher levels of vitamin D when they were babies and during their childhood had a significantly lower risk of developing islet autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes. The study, which was published in the journal Diabetes, looked for triggers and protective factors in 8,676 children who were at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes.
They identified the autoimmunity of the islets in 376 children and compared them with 1,041 children who did not have it. The study showed that higher levels of vitamin D during childhood are related to a lower risk of islet autoimmunity.
With entries from ANI
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