D Promotes Weight Loss
A recent study conducted by researchers from
the University of Minnesota found that overweight
people have better success in losing weight
when their vitamin D levels are increased.
Dr. Shalamar Sibley, the researcher who headed
the study, placed 38 obese men and women on
a diet program and discovered that
those whose vitamin D levels were increased
lost up to a half pound more than those who
followed the diet plan only.
combined with a reduced-calorie diet, it appears
that supplementation with vitamin D helps
to promote increased weight loss among those
whose levels are low to begin with. For each
nanogram per milliliter increase in vitamin
D precursor in the blood, it was observed
that an extra half pound loss in weight was
able to be achieved while the diet plan.
study published earlier this year in the Archives
of Internal Medicine found that 75 percent
or more of American teens and adults are deficient
in vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency
is linked to all sorts of serious illnesses
including cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Researchers in the weight loss study
are unsure whether vitamin D deficiency causes
obesity or if obesity causes vitamin D deficiency.
Nevertheless, there is a clear connection
between the two.
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