A Case-Sibling Assessment of the Association Between Skin Pigmentation and Other Vitamin D-related Factors and Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Fair skin pigmentation has been associated with a higher risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The aim is to compare children with T1DM directly to a sibling in relation to their skin pigmentation in sun-exposed and unexposed sites, past sun exposure and methylation of the VDR gene promoter. The sample consisted of children with T1DM attending a diabetes outpatient clinic and siblings (total n = 42). Cutaneous melanin density was estimated using a spectrophotometer. Parental report on past...[Show more]
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