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Correlation between serum 25-OH-vitamin DLevel and diabetic foot ulcer in elderly diabetic patients

339 older* T2 diabetics were in the study. Almost two-thirds of the study participants had diabetic foot ulcers. Only 2% of those with foot ulcers had the recommended level of vitamin D in their systems. One of the doctors in the study said they were not surprised at the correlation because vitamin D plays a key role in reducing inflammation and supporting immune health.

The US National Institutes of Health recommends a daily vitamin D intake of 600-800 IU (depending on age; more for older people).

Do you take a vitamin D supplement? (I do.)

* older than 60 (ouch...)
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