Vitamin D regulates a number of genes involved in diabetes, the co-author of the study told Newsweek.
Scientists studied 100 people during the indulgent period spanning Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
Rates of Type-2 diabetes are expected to soar over the next 12 years.
Scientists studied thousands of elderly people in New York City to arrive at their conclusion.
Following these habits appeared to slash the risk of becoming obese by 75 percent, scientists found.
Evidence suggests that diabetes drugs might be an effective treatment for Alzheimer's patients.
It's called sulforaphane, and it lowered blood sugar in people with the condition.
Diabetes has exploded in developing countries as poor workers go from hard labor to "sedentary lifestyles."
Diabetic Sue York found nothing could help her get over her phobia.