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Are low sun exposure and/or vitamin D risk factors for type 1 diabetes?

Miller, K.M.; Hart, Prue; De Klerk, Nick; Davis, E.A; Lucas, Robyn

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The global variation in type 1 diabetes (T1D) incidence rates is one of the most significant observed for any non-communicable disease. Geographical patterns in incidence suggest that low sun exposure may contribute to the wide disparity, with incidence rates generally increasing with distance from the Equator. T1D development is associated with hyperactivity of the adaptive immune system leading to autoimmune destruction of insulin-secreting pancreatic β cells. Both exposure to ultraviolet...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/232573
Source: Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences
DOI: 10.1039/C6PP00294C

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