Diabetes Prevention with Vitamin D?
In YOUR Data, YOUR Answers this week we have some amazing preliminary findings from your data.
Compared to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)*:
Average Serum Level
NHANES: 22 ng/ml
US D*action: 53 ng/ml
Incidence of Diabetes
NHANES: 8.5/1,000 person-years
US D*action: 0.9/1,000 person-years
A full 90% reduction in incidence (before adjusting for co-factors)
Similar average BMI in both cohorts (within 3 points)
Dr. Cedric Garland has recorded a short video about the preliminary findings and what we need to do next to get the word out effectively.
Become a DIABETES HEALTH ACTION SPONSOR
In order to effectively get this message out to make a public health difference, we need your help!
It will take $50,000 in the next 6 weeks to initiate the process to
- Thoroughly analyze the data
- Create and publish the information in a peer reviewed journal
- Create information to initiate the public health project
Please help us put your information to public health use! Your contribution of your time and funding for tests has an enormous potential to aid
- Over 26 million people with diabetes
- 1.9 million new cases (last year) could possibly be prevented each year
- Costs are approximately $174 billion/year ($6,600/person).
And, the message about the potential effect of vitamin D is totally missing. We need your help to proceed with this project.
You can make a donation here within the next 6 weeks to initiate this next stage!
YOUR input matters! Please give us your suggestions here on special ideas you have for making this project a success.
We will be providing more information for you on this topic in the coming months.
*NHANES is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. NHANES is a major program of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). NCHS is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has the responsibility for producing vital and health statistics for the Nation.