A new study by the Agricultural Research Service indicates that high levels of Vitamin A could suppress the development of type 1 diabetes amongst laboratory mice. The research, conducted by nutrition scientists, included grape powder rich in Vitamin A. Other foods include pumpkin and sweet potatoes.
Type 1 diabetes is the more scarce form of the disease, but it still affects over 750,000 Americans. Antioxidants found in Vitamin A are known to regulate the immune system . The suppressive influence on type 1 diabetes has yet to be proven.
The research was the result of a collaboration between a physiologist and a molecular biologist. The findings of the trial, which took place on mice and found vitamin A to be strongly effective in suppressing type 1 diabetes development, were published earlier this year in the Journal of Nutrition.

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