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Are active sun exposure habits related to lowering risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in women, a prospective cohort study?

Lindqvist, Pelle G.; Olsson, Håkan LU and Landin-Olsson, Mona LU (2010) In Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 90(1). p.109-114
Abstract
Aim An inverse relationship exists between vitamin D levels and diabetes mellitus However, little is known about the correlation of sun exposure habits and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) Methods A South Swedish cohort study comprising 1000 women from each age group between 25 and 64 (n = 40,000) drawn from the Southern Swedish population registry 1990-1992 At the inception of the study 74% answered the inquiry (n = 29,518) and provided detailed information on their sun exposure habits and other variables A follow-up inquiry was sent 2000-2002 which 24,098 women answered The mean follow-up time was 11 years Logistic regression analysis was used and the main outcome was the relationship between type 2 DM and sun exposure habits. Results Our... (More)
Aim An inverse relationship exists between vitamin D levels and diabetes mellitus However, little is known about the correlation of sun exposure habits and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) Methods A South Swedish cohort study comprising 1000 women from each age group between 25 and 64 (n = 40,000) drawn from the Southern Swedish population registry 1990-1992 At the inception of the study 74% answered the inquiry (n = 29,518) and provided detailed information on their sun exposure habits and other variables A follow-up inquiry was sent 2000-2002 which 24,098 women answered The mean follow-up time was 11 years Logistic regression analysis was used and the main outcome was the relationship between type 2 DM and sun exposure habits. Results Our findings indicated that women with active sun exposure habits were at a 30% lower risk of having DM, as compared to those with non-active habits. There was an inverse relation between this risk reduction and BMI Conclusion Our investigation gives possible epidemiological explanation to ethnic and seasonal differences in type 2 DM and metabolic control The study supports that sunlight is involved in the glucose metabolism (C) 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd All rights reserved. (Less)
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Cohort study, Exercise, BMI, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, Sun habits, epidemiology
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Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
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90
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109 - 114
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Elsevier
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1872-8227
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10.1016/j.diabres.2010.06.007
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  abstract     = {Aim An inverse relationship exists between vitamin D levels and diabetes mellitus However, little is known about the correlation of sun exposure habits and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) Methods A South Swedish cohort study comprising 1000 women from each age group between 25 and 64 (n = 40,000) drawn from the Southern Swedish population registry 1990-1992 At the inception of the study 74% answered the inquiry (n = 29,518) and provided detailed information on their sun exposure habits and other variables A follow-up inquiry was sent 2000-2002 which 24,098 women answered The mean follow-up time was 11 years Logistic regression analysis was used and the main outcome was the relationship between type 2 DM and sun exposure habits. Results Our findings indicated that women with active sun exposure habits were at a 30% lower risk of having DM, as compared to those with non-active habits. There was an inverse relation between this risk reduction and BMI Conclusion Our investigation gives possible epidemiological explanation to ethnic and seasonal differences in type 2 DM and metabolic control The study supports that sunlight is involved in the glucose metabolism (C) 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Lindqvist, Pelle G. and Olsson, Håkan and Landin-Olsson, Mona},
  issn         = {1872-8227},
  keyword      = {Cohort study,Exercise,BMI,Type 2 diabetes mellitus,Sun habits,epidemiology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {109--114},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice},
  title        = {Are active sun exposure habits related to lowering risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in women, a prospective cohort study?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2010.06.007},
  volume       = {90},
  year         = {2010},
}