Vitamin D and obesity

18 November 2015  |  Editor

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Vitamin D and Obesity

Apoptosis is often of interest in the area of obesity, as fat cells are notoriously difficult to get rid of. This may go some way to explain the greater weight loss success that has been noted with people with higher blood serum levels of vitamin D, and the lower levels of abdominal and general body fat noted in teenagers with higher vitamin D levels. Two studies of adolescent girls also showed increased levels of muscle fat in those who were vitamin D deficient, resulting in increased muscle weakness. It is not clear from the studies whether the vitamin D deficiency has contributed to the situation, or whether blood serum levels of vitamin D are low because this fat soluble vitamin is being stored in the fat cells. Either way, those with higher fat levels may do well to consider their vitamin D intake.

We have a number of articles about different aspects of Vitamin D and the vital roll it plays. Click of any link below to look at that subject or, below the links, click to bring up a printable PDF document covering all of the subjects by the excellent Nutrigold company, which also incorporates references.