Study: Vitamin D Levels Affect Diabetes Risk

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People with low levels of vitamin D appear to have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes even if they’re not overweight.

Researchers studied more than 100 people and found overweight or obese people who didn’t have diabetes or other related disorders had higher levels of vitamin D in their system.

Lean people with diabetes or related disorders were more likely to have low vitamin D levels.

Study authors say the results show vitamin D levels were more closely linked to blood sugar levels than body mass index.
A new report shows more women are using long-acting birth control methods.

The usage of contraceptives like IUDs or under the skin implants jumped from 1.5 percent in 2002 to 7.2 percent in 2011.

Researchers believe these methods are gaining in popularity because of their proven ability to prevent unwanted pregnancies and easing of concerns over their safety.
Researchers say introducing your child to peanuts at an early age decreases their risk of developing food allergies later in life.

Researchers fed peanuts to one group of high risk infants and didn’t give any to the other group.

The peanut eaters were 80 percent less likely to develop an allergy to peanuts by age five.

Peanuts are one of the most common food allergies in the U.S.

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