Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Diabetes Vitamin D.

We know from articles such as this
Diabetes: Incidence of childhood type 1 diabetes: a worrying trend that there is an increase in incidence of Type One.

In an earlier blog Vitamin D Diabetes prevention I link to Frank Garland explaining the science showing the Type I incidence could largely be prevented if the vitamin D status of pregnant and nursing mothers and their offspring was brought up to the level that allows human breast milk to flow replete with vitamin D3.

But it isn't just the evidence in that video.
Since then The geospatial relation between UV solar radiation and type 1 diabetes in Newfoundland.
has shown that in those areas of Newfoundland where they get the least UVB reaching the ground
irradience Newfoundland

we find the greatest incidence of Type One Diabetes.
vitamin d, UVB, Type 1 Diabetes, incidence

However the only way the general public will come to hear about the relation between Increased incidence of Type One Diabetes in Children with lowest levels of vitamin D is if the online forums dedicated to Diabetes information are prepared to carry it.

Diabetes Daily have once again banned me for mentioning that Vitamin D is associated with all forms of Diabetes. In this case the trigger was the research
Low serum adiponectin predicts 10-year risk of type 2 diabetes and HbA1c independently of obesity, lipids, and inflammation: Whitehall II study.
Nephropal has a blog on the topic of adiponectins that shows What raises adiponectin levels?
resveratrol - wine, mulberry, cacao
calorie restriction
Vitamin D
and if we connect that with the fact that the risk of incident diabetes decreased by 11% for 1 microg/ml higher adiponectin levels, it should be obvious that anyone interested in reducing Diabetes Incidence would want to know how to raise vitamin D status safely, how to be sure you have a safe level of 25(OH)D, and where to obtain vitamin D and testing from as cheaply as possible.

But that kind of information is not welcome on a site that is dedicated to maintaining diabetes incidence and simply isn't interested in prevention at all. I just don't understand why they are so unwilling to allow people with diabetes to have access to this information.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

I've learn't how to put PDF files online so I've put a copy of

How to Optimize Vitamin D Supplementation to Prevent Cancer, Based on Cellular Adaptation and Hydroxylase Enzymology REINHOLD VIETH
At Slideshare

So you can all read it and look at the diagrams I think you will also be able to download it from that link as well. It's an important hypothesis as it explains why it is better to use daily, weekly supplements rather than rely on large doses at extended intervals.

While I don't want to put anyone off having a winter sun holiday in the tropics I think anyone considering doing this would be best advise to take a higher level of vitamin D3 before they go (rather than think I'm going to get plenty of sun next month so no need to supplement now) NOT TO USE any D3 supplements while they are on holiday (to avoid very high levels) and then to resume supplmenting on the last day of the holiday and continue using effective amounts when you get home.

This is to try to even out the level over the period.
Try to keep 25(OH)D level stable will prevent the need for fine tuning of the immune system and shorten the time where there is imbalance between activating (25- and 1a-hydroxylase) and the metabolizing (24-hydroxylase) enzymes.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

At last a decent article on the Vitamin D prevents cancer issue.
Exposure to sun 'may help people with cancer survive'
Sunbathing warnings may have been too simplistic, say scientists By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor

You will see I've commented below the article to enable people to take effective action.