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Wed Feb 25, 2015, 07:05 PM

Getting More Sun Could Help Ward Off Diabetes

Spending more time in the sun could help prevent Type 2 diabetes.

A new study finds that people with lower levels of Vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, a disease that occurs when blood sugar levels are too high for the body to manage.

And the easiest way to get Vitamin D is simply hanging out in the sun. The nutrient is usually formed underneath the skin in sunlight, but it's also in milk, fish and eggs.

The study's author said in a press release, "The average person may be able to reduce their risk by maintaining a healthy diet and getting enough outdoor activity."

Read more: http://www.caller.com/newsy/getting-more-sun-could-help-ward-off-diabetes

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