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(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) A study by the CIBERDEM and the UAB demonstrates that high vitamin D receptor levels in pancreatic β cells improve resistance to diabetes. The research suggests that the maintenance of the vitamin D receptor expression could be a new therapeutic strategy to counteract insulin-producing pancreatic cell damage and protect against the development of diabetes.
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