February 12, 2013

Its Imprisoned in Fat Cells

1 Obesity May Lead to Vitamin D Deficiency

A British mega-analysis of 21 studies involving 42,000 people has found that obesity may lower the body's vitamin D level. Specifically, each 10 percent increase in one's body mass index produces a 4 percent drop in usable vitamin D. Researchers suggest that since D is stored in fatty tissue, an excess of such tissue may absorb too much of it from the bloodstream. Because vitamin D deficiency is linked to a host of health problems, including rickets, bone and muscle weakness, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, asthma in the young and mental decline in the elderly, experts advise the overweight or obese to monitor and maintain healthy levels of D through diet, supplements or exposure to the sun. Exercising outdoors, they note, both boosts vitamin D levels and burns fat.

More at Bbc.co.uk | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Low Vitamin D Linked to Headaches

Tags: Vitamin D Deficiency, Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency, Obesity and Vitamin D, Obesity and Vitamin D Deficiency

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