Dr. Garland describes the relationship between vitamin D and type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is a disease that is very much related to vitamin D and we know that from studies that were conducted primarily in Finland where they followed children for 30 years and these children, they followed their mothers and their children and they saw whether or not babies were supplemented with vitamin D, and those children that were supplemented with vitamin D during the first year of their life had far less incidents of type 1 diabetes. In fact, 8 out of 10 cases were prevented by supplementation, somewhere around 1000 IU during the first year of life.
About Dr. Frank Garland, Ph.D.:
Dr. Frank C. Garland is the Technical Director of the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, California. NHRC is the primary Navy Military Operational Medicine Research Facility and the site of the Department of Defense Deployment Health Research Center. Dr. Garland also serves as the director of the NHRC Special Programs Office. In this capacity, he manages a large portfolio of Special Congressional Programs for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery directed toward medical research projects within and outside the Department of Defense. These include several major cancer research programs at the Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, South Carolina and the Hershey Cancer Center at Penn State, Pennsylvania.