Low Vitamin D levels linked to weight gain

by drsjbecker on August 17, 2012

Low levels of vitamin D could be making our bodies more vulnerable to weight gain.

In a study published today, researchers in Portland and three other cities checked blood levels of vitamin D in more than 4,600 older women and tracked weight changes for nearly five years. Among the 571 women who gained weight, those with low vitamin D levels added about two pounds more than those with adequate vitamin D.

Last month, Norwegian researchers reported similar results in a study that followed 2,400 young and old women and men for 11 years. Those with low vitamin D were 73 percent more likely to become obese.

The Oregonian (oregonlive.com) – By Joe Rojas-Burke – (Monday, June 25, 2012)-

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