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Could lack of vitamin A be a cause of diabetes?
 

Could lack of vitamin A be a cause of diabetes?

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Researchers have found that insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas contain vitamin A receptors, and that blocking them reduces insulin secretion.
 
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15 Jun 2017 - General
 
I think the discovery of vitamin A receptors in the surface of beta cells can be a huge factor in the future management of diabetes mellitus. If vitamin A really promotes insulin release, then those with insulin-dependent diabetic patients will benefit from reduction of exogenous insulin injections. It comes to no surprise that vitamin deficiency could play a role in pathophysiology of diabetes. More medical conditions are associated with vitamin deficiency than most think of. An example is mult...
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